Monday, January 26, 2009

The label LIED!

Last night I made a big mistake.  I gave Molly some cold medicine that was supposed to cause drowsiness.  Um, not quite.  It was more like giving her a Big Gulp full of Coke.  It took her forever to fall asleep.  When she woke up about an hour later she was ready to part-ay.  

She asked to watch TV, have a snack, play games, you know - the stuff you are really not excited to do in the middle of the night.  Then she asked for a story about a hedgehog.  I wasn't in the mood for that but she said, "Pleasey cheesey with a cherry on top."  You wouldn't realize that would melt your anger unless you heard a post-tonsillectomy three-year old say that and then you're totally and completely a sucker for anything she wants.  

I told her a story, tucked her in, hopped back in my bed and then three seconds later I heard her back in my room asking for another story!  AHHHH!  I said, "Once upon a time there was a hedgehog who kept coming out of his bed and his mom was very upset."

"No." She said, "Not that one."

She didn't quite get the sarcasm.  

11 comments:

April said...

We're mean parents. We took the light bulbs out of the fixture in Adam's room and lock his door at night. It's the only way he'll stay in his room and sleep all night.

Herlehy Family said...

Tanner has the same problem with cold medicine that has a drowsy effect...the complete opposite! I am so sorry, I was in hopes that you would now be getting great sleep.

Stephanie said...

My husband was the same way as a child! Stuff that was supposed to knock him out just got him wired.

Those kind of nights take about 2 days to recover from. How're you doing now??

The Fishers said...

you're so funny Laurie.

THE TAYLORS said...

Ha ha. I haven't heard the hedghog story... you'll have to tell it to me sometime :)

I took Ny Quil to help me with a cold and sleep better... I was wide awake for hours into the night. I never took the crap again!

Raimi said...

Wishing you a happy nap today & a good nights sleep!

Hugs!

Danny & Stephanie said...

I always look forward to reading your blog. You have the best stories. Good luck tonight

Annette said...

Medicine does that to me too.

The Goulding Family said...

haha. that is classic. gosh I miss seeing Molly every sunday... maybe I will have to start naming all of my clothes in memory of her:)

another amy said...

I hate it when our Hedgehogs get out of bed in the middle of the night too. Argh. I hope you're all continuing to recover.

PS Can we get this arranged marriage legally documented?

Laurie said...

Fuuny how a pre-schooler doesn't get sarcasm...even in your house. Ugghhh. Maybe if you give her coke she'll knock out! You ought to try it!

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