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!