Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Evil Twist of Fate?

So last night was the first night Malcolm was gone and I had an very interesting experience. Michaela took a little while to go down as usual...we have been having a time getting her to go to sleep. She will get out of bed and start playing or talking to herself etc. The past few days I have been trying hard to keep her actually 'in bed'. After about 9:15 I finally didn't hear her anymore so assumed she was asleep, though who knows. For those of you wives who have slept alone you may have similar experiences as me, but I always tend to be a little more 'jumpy' and hear things as night as I don't have my strong hubby there next to me.

Anyway, last night after I had been sleeping awhile I awake to have the feeling that I heard something...someone in the other end of the apartment (not Michaela's room, it seemed farther away). So I freeze up, straining to hear something, then it comes again. Something is rustling, shuffling or something. Immediately thoughts begin to race... 'do I get up go in and find out what it is, what if it is a burglar, maybe I should stay in bed and pretend to be asleep and he will take what he wants and leave the bedrooms alone... should I go in, what if it is just a mouse? Maybe I should get the phone in case I need to dial 911' All of these thoughts are racing though my mind as I am straining to hear more. Then it comes ... "A, B, C, D, E, F" I hear a musical toy Michaela got for Christmas and I shoot out of bed. THere I find Michaela in the living room playing. 'Man, I thought we had a little while before Michaela could open doors!' For those of you who didn't know, Michaela couldn't open doors until last night. So, how is it that by a twist of fate that Michaela decides to have this milestone come when Malcolm is gone and I have the two girls to myself?

So, who knows what will happen the next few nights and naptimes. I ended up sleeping outside her door for an hour before Danielle woke up to make sure she didn't get out of her room again. Wish me luck!

3 comments:

aubsak said...

Oh man, did I get my Monday morning belly laugh from that one! :) Hopefully your next couple of nights are much more peaceful and uneventful!

Malcolm said...

Wow...that is terrible...that is great...change is not always good. I am so sorry to hear that it happened the night I was first gone and that it scared you that much, the mind is a scary object in the dark. On the other hand, she is growing up!!

Cindy Gold said...

My heart is still a thumpin' and my stomach is still quivering even though I read your post hours ago. I wouldn't wish that on anyone even if it does mean Michaela is turning into a big girl. Good luck on being creative in teaching her how to go to sleep and trying to keep her in her bed; the closed door is no longer an option!