Things That Go Bump In The Night
Last night after we tucked everyone in we were sitting quietly on the couch (watching the Cosby Show--seriously so funny as a parent) when there was a raucous upstairs. T was convinced that there was a monster in his room. He was bumping his knee against the wall to keep the monster away. He insisted that something was making a "pop" and sounding like someone crinkling a helium balloon. But that we would have a to wait a bit to hear the sound, too. (Yeah....right....)
Like anyone who just wants to savor the sweetness of sleeping children, J looked around the room, declared it monster free and adamently told T to Go.To.Sleep.
When T argued that the monster sounds were still happening I went up to bat and told him that there were no monsters--I don't like monsters, and believe me if there were monsters I would be the first to tell him--and that please, instead of thumping the wall with his knee so that he couldn't hear the monster and consequently driving M mad, could he maybe just scratch his sheets. He fell asleep.
Just as I was going to bed, I walked into his room and heard a strange sound. Scratching. And meowing. Riley the cat was trapped in his closet.
Poor kid really was hearing "monsters" in his room!
Getting His Attention
Also, last night I asked J if he had seen the PayPal statement from the day. He hadn't--so I started to tell him about my GREAT deal!
In the morning I had been reading on a blog about having children open a new Christmas book a day during December. What a great idea! We have a lot--but not enough for every day.
Photo by M
So I told J that I went to Amazon and loaded up my cart with $254 worth of Christmas books (that's 15 books). How fun!
I paused for his reaction. Do you know that turkey said? He said, "Wow, I think I was listening to you kind-of like a commercial but then when you said $254 you got my attention." A commercial, huh?
I laughed (sometimes his "shop-talk" is a bit hard to follow, too) and went on, "But then I went to eBay and ordered a lot of 17 Christmas books for just $21!"
Of course, he was like so impressed with my shopping prowess, ;) and we've been joking all day about "commercial talk." ;)
And this is totally random--but all week long this strange mustached guy has been lurking in the bathroom...
Happy Sunday! :)