Thursday, February 10, 2011

Midnight Rumble

Last night, I was slumbering peacefully, snugged up in my bed.

Then, somewhere in the distance, I heard a toilet flush.  And then stomping feet.  Coming directly towards me. 

I opened my eyes and encountered this:

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It was Owen.  And he was mad.

"MOMMY! I WANT TURN LIGHT OFF ALL MYSELF!"

I blinked.

"MOMMY!  I WANT TURN LIGHT OFF ALL MYSELF!"

I squinted at the clock.  2:30 a.m.

"MOMMY!"

I stared some more, because frankly, it is disconcerting to be awakened via a four year old scream head.

"MOMMY! I WANT TURN LIGHT OFF ALL MYSELF!"

"Well, then go turn it off," I mumbled.

"MOMMY!  YOU TURN LIGHT OFF BUT I WANT TURN LIGHT OFF ALL MYSELF!!!"

Then I remembered.  When it was time for bed a couple nights ago, I had turned off the light in his room by pulling on the ceiling fan cord rather than letting him switch if off via the wall.  Because otherwise he just blinks the light off and on all night and, well, that is not energy-efficient.  He was mad the night I turned it off, but he got over it. 

Or so I thought.

"MOMMY! I WANT TURN LIGHT OFF ALL MYSELF!"

I thought, in my half-sleep state, what the heck is going on here? Did my four year old really just get up in the middle of the night to pee and yell at me?  About something that happened two days ago??  And that I only did because I was trying to save the planet??

And then I realized Owen was sleep-walking.  And doing a little dream screaming, if you will.  Which I perfectly understand.  So I picked him right up, snugged him right into bed with me, and we both went back to sleep. 

This morning he woke up and was all smiles, until I said to him, "Owen, do you remember coming in my room last night?"

And he put his head down and mumbled, "I want turn light off all my-self."

Okay, so maybe he wasn't sleep-walking.

Boy can sure hold a grudge.  I'm kind of afraid to go to sleep tonight.

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12 comments:

wonderchris said...

Owen - making his mom sleep with one eye open.

Sounds like it could be a plot to a movie. :)

Agnes said...

Awwww, Owen.

Wonderchris is right, it's all very 'movie-esque' :-)

Sheila said...

Wow - be careful if he carries grudges enough they wake him up! LOL! That's funny!

gringationcancun said...

Dang. That's some scary stuff... like "Come and play with us, Danny" kinda stuff. Sleep with one eye open!

Katherine said...

We think they're so young and innocent...but they never forget.

Jen said...

LOL! Too funny.

And yeah, I would be scared too.

Rebecca said...

OMG...I would have lost my $hi+!!!! Maybe this is why the Crazies are still in cribs. I don't want them on the loose!!!

LisaDay said...

Yikes. How are you going to appease the babe?

LisaDay

sara said...

make sure you pat him down for shanks before he goes to bed!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

LOL I love it, but only because it's your life - I'm not keen on being woken by kids - what if they find me, um, not appropriately clad?!

Still, he's so darn cute! Best you let him turn out the light tonight.

Brandy@YDK said...

Ha. He was not happy. Graysons fave words are "I do it"

JallieDaddy said...

That's a boy who knows his own mind!