Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ear plugs saved my life...

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I've told you all that I sleep with earplugs because I'm such a light sleeper. Plus...my kids are growing up and they don't need us during the night very often...THANK GOD! They know that I sleep with ear plugs and just in case they DO need anything...they know to approach daddy's side of the bed.

The way I look at it...I served my time. I endured endless nights nursing their insatiable appetites...rocking them when they were teething...and laying next to them to comfort them when they were sick. I sat up for countless hours taking care of babies while The One peacefully slept without interruption.

Last night, The One Who Gets Away With Murder was sick. As the flow of his bowels was beginning to reverse...he managed to stumble into our bedroom, and like a good little boy, he approached his father's side of the bed. The One is not such a light sleeper and slept through the sound of the door opening...he missed the moaning and the whining...and even missed the first couple of "warning" coughs. Then, The One Who Gets Away With Murder emptied the contents of his stomach all over The One and his side of the bed. I was peacefully dreaming about MarioKart!

While I did eventually have to get up and clean the bed and change the sheets while the boys showered...I felt lucky...I dodged a bullet!

To the ear plugs...those amazing little bits of foam that have transformed my life...I say...THANK YOU! You are, by far, the best $1.99 I've EVER spent!

And, to The One...who was bathed in the bile of a 5 year old while he slept...I say...GET SOME, BITCH!

13 comments:

TattooedMinivanMom said...

HA!

Paybacks a bitch isn't it?

Kameron said...

Oh that sucks for him huh!!?? At least it wasn't you!

Heidi said...

LMAO! Seriously because I can picture his face. It's even more funny when you actually know the people. hahah. I do hope your little sick one is feeling better. Mine seems to have become a dripping faucet.

kristi said...

HA! Love it!

heidi said...

Oh icky poo poo.

Hope TOWGAM feels better soon!

Shelly said...

i cant wait till the day i can sleep peacefully and let josh be the "go to guy"! i am guessing that will be about another 4 years or so...there have been times all four of us (minus the baby) has been in our bed and one of the boys throws up on the bed, we move the still sleeping boy and he never moves, and ME and the other boy jump in the bath and daddy is trying to clean up stuff good enough NOT to have to change sheets...I DONT THINK SO!

Chris M. said...

One more reason why I do not look forward to having more kids.

Gin and I'm out!

Chris M. said...

P.S.

Make tomorrows blog post a funny one....or at least involve some pornography.

The Thompson's said...

Bless his heart.. he was sleepy. :)

The Thompson's said...

oh yeah, sorry I forgot to sign my post.

Love,

Bubbles

Tatman said...

I don't even know The One, but that's harsh. I sleep heavy too and now I might have nightmares of the same happening to me. Straight up horror movie stuff. Aaaaagh!

Beth said...

I bestowed upon you the Lemonade Award! Thanks for all your commentary and humor...read more about it here:
http://20bucks4charity.blogspot.com/2009/01/when-life-hands-you-lemons-make.html
Beth

Khadra said...

I was on Heidi's blog (sacred and profane heidi...)I had to go get my 3 year old, and my one year old climbed my chair and played with the mouse. When I came back, I was on your blog!

Im glad he did that!!

And, I LOVE ear plugs. I dont use them every night, but I do use them some of the time.