Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Musical Beds

Normally our nights are very peaceful. Everyone usually sleeps soundly all night long in their own beds. However, this was not the case in our home last night.

1:00 a.m.--Katie is crying. I go to check on her and discover she has wet the bed. I clean her up and change her clothes, pull the sheets off her bed, and put her in bed with Caleb.

3:00 a.m.--Callie gets up to blow her nose and isn't quiet about it.

3:30 a.m.--Callie gets up again to blow her nose and then comes to report that she doesn't feel well. She gets in bed with Kevin and me. We're too sleepy to tell her to do otherwise.

3:45 a.m.--Caleb comes to me crying that Katie is in his bed. I tell him why she's there, and he cries more, because he doesn't want Katie to tee-tee in his bed. I assure him she won't, but he says he can't sleep with her in there. So I go get Katie (who is, in fact, sprawled out all over Caleb's bed!) and put her in Callie's bed, since Callie's now in our bed, and Katie's sheets are wet.

4:00 a.m.--Kevin says that Callie is burning up with fever. I go to get some ibuprofen for her.

4:05 a.m.--Since three's a crowd in our bed, Kevin gets up and moves to the couch. He isn't thinking clearly enough to remember where to find a blanket, so he covers up with all the pillows on the couch.

6:00 a.m.--Kevin's alarm goes off. He's still on the couch. I turn off his alarm and am thankful that I still have a few more minutes to sleep.

6:55 a.m.--I wake up and discover that my alarm never went off, and now I'm running late in getting Caleb to school on time!

7:30 a.m.--Caleb wonders why he is the only one going to school today.

I'm glad these nights are few and far between. I'm beat!


Jerrod said...

Gotta love parenthood! Thanks for keeping Ren this morning, especially after such a crazy night.

Jerrod said...

oh, btw... this is jessie commenting, not jerrod! not sure how to change that... oh well. i hope that you have a better night, betty!

steve's wife

Gabby said...

LOL!!! aaaggghhh!!! Motherhood!!!!! Been there girl!!!