I’m not sure how it happened, but it did. I won’t say I co-sleep, but I guess, unofficially, I do. I don’t care if other parents do or don’t. I don’t judge. After 7 of my own kids, sometimes complete exhaustion takes over. Those are “cookie dough for dinner” and “I don’t care where you sleep JUST SLEEP!” nights.
Usually at least one falls asleep with me. But somehow I wake up with that one plus two more. Sometimes three. And after awhile, I noticed these extra bodies have taken over.
But something crazy happened tonight: four wanted to sleep together… not with me. I have an entire queen size bed to myself.
One might think I’d relish in my new found, or rather reclaimed space. But no… I’m scrunched to the very edge, in the fetal position, unsure about life and how to fall asleep. What if my back doesn’t hurt in the morning? What if I want to get used to this?? I think I better grab a baby in case I get any more crazy ideas.
Today’s edition: “Zombie Apocalypse vs. Alien Invasion – Which is better?”
Leave it to kids to ponder such things! Especially my very imaginative 12 year old.
At some time between check-out and the car, he began monologuing, I mean, discussing, the pros and cons of each and why one was overall preferable to the other. With an alien invasion, most of the world is likely to be zapped in an instant. I admit that at first I thought this was a good thing. Can’t worry about stuff if you’re already zapped dead, right? But no, I was not following his logic…
You see, this kid is not about less pain, shortened misery or just ZAP and dead. No, he is about survival.
With a zombie apocalypse, death is not a sure thing, but running for your life all day and night is. Since not everyone will be infected, those not plagued will have the opportunity to find safe havens and work on a cure. He even suggested pretending to be a zombie by wearing makeup like Bill Murray did in Zombieland. Also, a 12 year old boy running around shooting zombies is a thrilling thought.
So, after much explaining, he was that much stronger in his conviction: Out of the two end of the world fantasies, we should all hope it’s zombies instead of aliens – just don’t get caught by a zombie you think is only wearing makeup, but is actually a real zombie!
*Photos are not my own – Google images and sparrowsoireeblog.com
This one is trouble. He’s illegally adorable, extremely loveable and very smart.
Why are these things bad??
Let’s see…. epic tantrums from the nearly four year old and freshly turned two year old… a dishwasher AND oven break one month after their warranties expire (at the same time)… No wine…. It is definitely time for something laugh – worthy. Even at 10pm.
As I admire my seven month old’s three top teeth that seemed to grow in overnight, I can’t help but feel sorry for my six year old. He knocked his two front teeth out when he was 2 1/2 and is still waiting for them to come in… In the meantime, he has watched now three younger siblings grow full sets of teeth. Fortunately, it hasn’t bothered him 🙂
I’ve been laughing over these parenting memes all week when I needed a cheap thrill while our house recovers from nasty cold. So I apologize for hoarding the gems previously, but here you go. And you’re welcome ♡♡♡
The weather has been GREAT! I hate the cold, so a December full of 70 degree weather is a good month 🙂
My six year old was bummed when he couldn’t go swimming. He simply didn’t believe that it would be an unpleasant and cold experience. Although, later in the day, I did allow him to get in the pool – you know, to prove my point; ) He wasn’t in very long before realizing that while the air was warm, the water was not.
We had a contest to see who could best pull off a brown wig. Some members don’t want to be pictured, so here’s a few of us:
Baby took her first bites of food from her dear grandfather ♡♡♡
And finally, my sister dug up an old picture of my now eight year old daughter in her Christmas dress many years ago. She had a runny nose that winter, and the camera caught her in mid wipe at just the right moment….