Wednesday, August 13, 2008

toot toot

Mike is a restless sleeper. I am not. We are total sleep opposites. He is jealous of my ability to lie down, fall asleep and hours later wake up in the same position, give or take. I am jealous of his ability to fall asleep quickly. I usually have to let my mind wander around torturing myself with random off the wall thoughts for many many minutes. I do not envy his jimmy legs, his bathroom breaks or his inability to decide if he's hot or cold. But somehow we have managed to sleep in the same bed for over a decade now. And then there was last night......

After an hour of my own mind torturing I was attempting to drift off into sleep only to be continually interrupted by the tossing, the turning, the intermittent snoring and eventually the total denial of the existence of said intermittent snoring that I was very close to committing murder. I was going to have to do something to get some sleep. And it was going to be something drastic.

In the dark I crept across the hall and scooped up a sleeping Abby. Carrying her back to my room I tucked her in bed beside her father. Then scooping up my own pillow I crept back across the hall and climbed into Abby's bed. I closed my eyes and reveled in the blissful silence. And that's when I realized that Maya kicks her side of the wall. All night. I solved that problem with a little ceiling fan white noise. And I slept.

As the alarm rang this morning I heard Abby's bedroom door open. I was expecting Mike checking to make sure I was up, but instead it was Abby. She crossed the room and climbed on the bed to lay across me. I said, "good morning" and waited for her to comment on waking up in our bed and finding me in her bed.

Instead I got this.....

"You wouldn't fart in here, would you?"


Leah said...

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhh, that's two good laughs I've just had tonight. Check out "sogetsited" on my blog list and read her "bad mitten..." post. Partway through the paragraph about the syncronized diving I think I nearly choked to death from laughing so hard.

Abby sounds like a hoot and a half!!!

PS I climbed into my side of the bed in the dark the other night (hubby had gone to bed before me) and darn near lied down on a 6 year old little girl who had apparently decided her own bed wasn't comfy so took over mine. LOL! I think it's hilarious Abby didn't comment about having woken up in your bed. Emily was confused about how she ended up back in her own that night!

Karen said...

Hilarious! That kid cracks me up.

I love waking up laughing like that. That's priceless.

What was your answer??

Norma-ann at The Mommy Project said...

Ha ha ha ha ha!

darlene said...

ha ha that is a funny story to share here for sure

Widney Woman said...

That was hysterical!!!!

No one tells you before you get married that you have to learn how to sleep with another person. I don't think I slept for the first 6 months of our marriage.

I totally can relate. It's nice to know there is someone else out there who understands.

Angela said...

too funny!

Kristina said...

Pretty sure that Abby is going to give you a run for your money in the funny department! I'm glad to know she has her priorities straight!

Shan said...

Leah - She is one funny kid. And I've done that too. Climbed into bed in the dark only to find Abby there.

Karen - She cracks me up too. And my answer... of course not. She's very concerned about farts these days. I'm not sure what that's about, but it's been funny.

Normie - I know:)

Darlene - thanks:)

Widney - I know it is an adjustment isn't it.

Angela - thanks.

Kristina - I think she might.