August 12, 2005

What's Your Name, Boy?!

I slept worth garbage last night. I don’t sleep well when my spouse is traveling and he’s been gone since Wednesday night. I think I finally fell asleep around 1:00 AM.

As good fortune would have it, one of my little people decided to visit around 2:30 and ask for a drink.

Y’all know the drill. Typically they show up at my bedside and I try to pry my eyes open as it feels like my eyeballs and eye lids are glued together with some crazy sand mixture. Realizing I can’t see for squat, I extend my arm out, giving them the stop signal with my hand and I manage to grumble, “Wait. First, who are you? Second, what do you want?”

They all look and sound alike to me when I’m half asleep and it’s dark. Trust me, they aren’t the same height either, but at 2AM… I can’t distinguish anything.

For some reason I didn’t go through my typical drill. I just lay there, looking at him groggily, knowing it was Son#2. Throwing my legs over the side of the bed, I trudged behind him as he made his way to the kitchen… and then I realized… it was Bones.

It completely caught me off guard. And it really really bothers me that I could mistake another child like that for another. I actually woke up, got out of bed, walked halfway through my house, thinking I was following the WRONG child.

That truly is pathetic. I am so not a morning person.

Posted by Boudicca at August 12, 2005 10:10 PM | TrackBack

To go through your post backwards, I think it is doubtful that you "actually woke up." I have this semi-conscious state where I can do things and I am aware I am doing them, but I'm not really awake. If you were really awake, you wouldn't have confused #2 and Bones.

I was grateful when my boys got old enough to sleep somewhere else besides near my bedroom and didn't come in at all hours. Until the night that I didn't hear M calling me half the night when he was sick.

On the husband being gone... When R is out of town, I just plan on staying awake a long time. I actually watch TV when he's gone, lots of it, because I have to stay up till 2 or so to fall asleep. (So I would have been awake when Bones came in.) But I try to restrict my viewing a bit when my husband came home and realized I had watched about 20 hours of true crime shows including several about "how she killed her husband." He wondered if there was a reason for the viewing.

I hope you sleep well tonight.

Posted by: Suzi at August 12, 2005 10:50 PM

Oh I don't worry -- I'm pretty sure that most of us are like that...........

Posted by: Richmond at August 12, 2005 10:53 PM

So how long do you think it'll be before the boys realize they can do something bad at 2am and have a really high likelyhood of one of their siblings taking the blame? ;)

Posted by: Graumagus at August 13, 2005 05:00 PM

I think every couple has one like you and one that can wake up on a dime drop and be fully aware of everything going on.

My hubby is like you, I have had entire conversations with him while he was asleep.

Me, I wake up instantly and know everything that is going on.

Posted by: Machelle at August 13, 2005 05:58 PM