Thursday, September 4, 2008

11:34 pm

You know how some days just seem to go on forever and by evening you are simply exhausted? And you finally get the food put away and the house locked up and all the kids to bed, complete with prayers, hugs, kisses, and stories, and then crawl into bed at 10:14 pm and snuggle into your pillow and curl up on your side with a blissful smile on your face because finally at last you can just hold still for several hours? And then, when you are just starting to twitch because you are almost asleep, right on the edge, and you smile to yourself because you love how that feels.... and right then you hear someone crying? And the sound shatters your languid daze and yanks you back from the edge of that sweet nectar of oblivion that you have waited all day for, and suddenly you are wide awake and mad as a wet cat? And though you put the pillow over your head to block out the keening, gradually you realize that your feet are cold and you have a headache just behind your eyes, and you can't go back to sleep even though the crying has stopped and so you just get up and go to the kitchen for a cup of cocoa to wait until you get sleepy again?

I hate it when that happens.

6 comments:

Amidey (aka Crazy Lady) said...

DUDE! I HATE THAT!!!

Debbie said...

It's been awhile since that has happened to me but you described it so vividly, it all came flooding back. And, yes, I did hate that.

Amie Earl said...

me three !! this happened all the time when the kids were younger but it was interesting as we went to bed at different times. so how did they know it was time to squak??

Pat said...

I hate this also, although this week I haven't been sleeping much, so this would be a good week for it to happen.

Mommom said...

It's not my children any more... It's my very aging dog! Poor thing either forgets she JUST went outside or has serious bladder control problems. I'm up more with her some nights than if I had a newborn. But the doctors say she's happy :)

jen said...

How can you explain something in such great detail that I feel like it is happening all over again??? :) or :(