Wednesday, April 2, 2008

1 hour and 27 minutes

7:53 p.m. - "When the clock says eight zero zero it will be time to turn off the t.v."
8:03 p.m. - "I said t.v. off at eight zero zero."
8:03 - 8:04 p.m. - argued about brushing teeth with Middle
8:05 - 8:11 p.m. - brushed teeth and picked out books
8:12 p.m. - 8:20p.m. - read three books, one for each
8:21 p.m. - discussion ensues regarding sleeping place. They want to sleep on the floor I tell them, "you can start out on the floor as long as you stay in your rooms. No coming into mommy's bed. Are we clear?"
8:22 p.m. - Middle ambulates upstairs, I carry Baby up to his crib return downstairs to carry Oldest upstairs.
8:23 p.m. - I settle the two of them on the floor. We say our prayers, hug and kisses for all. I explain that if I have to come up stairs I will; turn out the lights in the hall and in the bathroom, put everyone in their bed AND put the gate up on their room.
8:26 p.m. - Horror show begins.
8:37 p.m. - I put myself in time out. I sit outside in King Daddy's car (King Daddy is off at a client appointment) and call my best friend. She talks me down off the ledge while a litany of f-bombs flies from my lips. We talked for 1 hour and 27 minutes. She has been here and done this and totally gets it.
8:45 p.m. - I return inside to investigate.
8:47 p.m. - Oldest comes down to the bottom of the stairs and pokes her head out. I am hiding. I return to my haven, outside.
9:05 p.m. - King Daddy returns from his appointment, I pounce on him as soon as he opens the door to the car. "I'm in time out." "Are they still up?" "Uh huh."
9:35 p.m. - King Daddy says good night and dares to go up. I don't know what time they finally fell asleep as I fell asleep on the couch downstairs.
2:22 a.m. - awoken by Baby screaming and King Daddy's footsteps overhead. I ran upstairs to find out what was happening. "I have no friggin' idea," King Daddy yawns and then knocks a cup of water on the hall floor. Good times people, good times. I dash into their room and pluck Baby from the crib. I see one purple cocoon on the floor and two empty beds. Hmmm... 2:27 a.m. - play first kid show from DVR.
3:20 a.m. - first run of Iron Giant.
3:25 a.m. - "Please, PLEASE just go to bed, I am begging you, PUHLEASE."
3:32 a.m. - Baby asks for help putting the space helmet on.



Muffy Willowbrook said...


have you slept AT ALL??

HRH said...

Go take a nap could start some serious sleep deprivation studies at your house. ugh. so sorry.

so tired said...

Have you ever seen the movie "Mommy Dearest" about Joan Crawford??? Remember how she strapped the boy into his bed at night???

Maybe you should give that some thought..... I'm just saying....

Molly said...

That makes me tired just reading it!