Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Laugh or Go Crazy

Does any one else have any sleep walkers? We've been blessed with THREE!

I would still be laughing about last night's incident if I didn't have this horrid crick in my neck from Little Man climbing all over me and coughing in my face all night.

So last night about 11:00, in comes one of my sons. I've learned to recognize when he's not awake. And he wasn't awake. In a big way!

We've figured out that asking him questions usually wakes him up, eventually. But it took awhile last night. Turns out he wanted me to come with him to see the apartment. All said with tears and extreme unrest. So funny! It always amazes me how they can look right AT you, eyes opened wide, talking, walking around and be ASLEEP!

He finally settled down and went back to bed. I can't help wondering if his restlessness was caused by the fact that he was sleeping on the playroom couch. He and the other son who were well weren't ABOUT to sleep in their room with Son #1 and his stomach virus. HA!

Between the sleep walking, the coughing and crying two year old (who seems to be fever free so far today - yeah!) and a little girl who thought she was going to be sick (but didn't ever get sick - thank you, Lord!), it was a long night.

Reminded me of a story we were laughing about at the Coach's mom's birthday on Sunday. Apparently one of the many camping trips they went on was more than miserable. At one point in the night, sleeping in the station wagon with the windows shut to keep mosquitoes out and yet suffocating from the heat in the process, one boy exclaimed to the other, "Yeah! Look! The sun is coming up!" So relieved that the night was over! Except. . . it was the moon.

I felt a bit like that last night. So miserable that it couldn't be morning soon enough.

So ahead of me, another day of caring for kiddos. Cleaning up behind them and cooking some chicken soup for Son #1 (when he eventually wakes up). Missing BSF, which is really fine because I can't turn my head to the side, anyway. HA! And taking lots of Advil.

And a nap.

We've had such a good long stretch of "well" here at the Troops. Nothing in me feels like complaining. But sleeping sure sounds good! :-)

Nay, in all these things we are more than
conquerors through him that loved us.
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life,
nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers,
nor things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature,
shall be able to separate us
from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Whatever your circumstances are today, remember that He loves you!

Happy Tuesday!


jo said...

Wishing you the best chicken soup ever today. I always think that a nice side effect from the stomach virus is a good sanitized house. Maybe you have that to look forward to. Don't know what to say about your neck. Ouch.
I got a lovely surprise in the mailbox yesterday. What a thoughtful friend. Love you girl. You made my day.

Shannonigans said...

3 sleepwalkers?! Goodness! I have one and we have some funny stories...with a few times he scared me to death! Recognizing he was a sleep was a good thing...one time he was walking into Barry's closet and I shouted...get him! He is going to go to the bathroom! We laughed so stinkin' hard!!!!

Squirly Girls said...

Thanks for reminding me that others go crazy too!

Mrs. Troop said...

Thank you, Jo! Soup smells good. Bleach smells better. :-) Glad you got the cards! So much fun!

Shannon - you have no idea! One of ours only sleepwalks TO go to the bathroom. Rarely IN the bathroom, of course. :-) He does seem to be growing out of it. One just walks and cries. And the one last night talks about all sorts of things. I think it's funny! I do kind of sleep with on eye open, though. It SCARES me when I'm sound asleep!

Happy Tuesday, Girls!

Zimms Zoo said...

We have one that will sleep walk and sleep talk. Sometimes we kinda have fun with it and then I feel bad for about 5 minutes. hehe.

But the zookeeper passed it on to them so I was prepared. It is a wierd feeling sometimes though.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I am sure that the laughing part is what keeps you sane! God bless you today friend!

mom2camo said...

Wow...never have had a sleepwalker. I think it would scare me! Hope everyone gets well soon over there! And have you shared your Chicken Noodle Soup recipe?

Lori said...


Lori said...

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Lori said...


Lori said...

Go Crazy

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