Monday, February 23, 2009

It's Over

Our nice quiet life in the middle of the night, as we know it, is over.
We always shut our door at night - because I just have to have it that way. Always have. Well, one night last week, we were just getting into bed, and I had to go out to grab something that I'd forgotten from the kitchen at around 11:00, and found Lauren standing outside our bedroom door. This has never happened before. I don't know how long she had been there (couldn't have been very) but she didn't knock or make a peep, just stood there. She still can't open door knobs - which is a conflict for me....do I really want her to have all of that freedom? Do I REALLY want her to be in Mya's room waking her up, and getting into the pantry on her own? Really?
Anyway, so I promptly took her back to bed, which was then a struggle to get her to sleep again. So now we've decided that we need to have our door cracked so that if she gets out again she's not standing outside our door for who knows how long. She can just trot her little self right in at whatever time she likes and wake us up. Which totally creeps me out, by the way. Not an issue again until Saturday night, when Bryan woke up to "Daddy, Daddy, Daddy" being whispered right next to the bed - I luckily did not wake up to this, or else I probably would've screamed bloody murder. I don't know why it creeps me out so much to know she's out and about in the middle of the night, but it does.
Maybe it's genetic - when I was a kid I would get these horrible bloody noses in the middle of the night, and for some reason was scared to just walk into my mom & dad's room and just say "Hey, got a bloody nose here, need some help cleaning myself up". So instead, I would quietly get right up next to my mom and just stand there until she woke up. Sometimes I would whisper oh so softly "Mom, Mom, Mom" and she would wake up and freak out because here is her daughter, standing by her bed, being creepy and covered in blood.
So now I am the mom who gets to wake up to the creepy kid coming in to my room in the middle of the night. Let's just hope she's not covered in blood, I think I would have a heart attack.

6 comments:

j. said...

uggh!! i just wrote you a NOVEL of a comment & i don't think it worked! booo!

i don't think i have the energy to re-type just yet. stupid computer.

The Byers Family said...

You are nuts! I would wait until she's asleep, then close her bedroom door. That way you don't have to wonder if she's been out and about the house in the middle of the night before coming to your room. You can also tell her that if she needs you in the night she can just knock and yell "Mommy" or "Daddy" and you'll come get her. And it doesn't always end bcz they get older, shawna wasn't feeling well last night, she crept into our room several times and I woke w/ a really quiet "Mom, Mom, Mom" not creepy, just startling.

Lindsay said...

Oh my gosh I am laughing so hard at how terrified you are! I can't stop. What the creepy when you were little?!! Way to freak out your mom. Amen to putting off learning how to use a doorknob. Brooklyn's 3 1/2 & still can't do it. Awesome.

Carrie Medford said...

Sounds a little like a horror show where the creepy kid is covered in blood and is about to murder somebody else! Keep her away from the knives!

Amy E. said...

My mom says she remembers being woken up by Carrie throwing up in her hand. I guess it could be worse....

Kris & Amy Morris said...

Oh my gosh I am sitting here laughing out loud at how funny that was! So many times has this happened to me! Kaden right in my grill while I'm sound asleep just standing there until I wake up. Freaks me out!! I used to do that to my parents too! ha ha!! Guess what goes around comes around, right?