dakotasmashedface.gifSpencer just received a new t-shirt from Grandma. It read, “My Parents are Exhausted.”  That seems like an understatement at times. 

Linda was lying on the couch a couple of days ago and she told Ryan, “I’m tired I want to go to bed.”  Ryan proceeded to come over to the couch and act as if he were putting Linda to bed.  Linda thanked him and said, “Night Night . . . daddy?  Are you my daddy?”  With little thought, Ryan quickly turned and pointed to her and said, “SLEEP!”  Linda, in similar fashion to Ryan’s daily bedtime routine, began to act like she was going to get up and mess around.  He quickly turned, pushed her down and said in a serious tone, “SLEEP!”

I’m not sure what to think of all this.  I do realize that I can be stern when I’m wanting the kids to go to bed, but I don’t think I’ve ever pushed Ryan down.  On the other hand, I have probably picked him up and either acted like I was going to drop him in his bed or placed him (gently mind you) on his bed.  I just wish my seriousness was more effective in keeping them in their beds in the middle of the night.    

I would love if Ryan came over to me and told me to go to bed and not get up until morning.  While that sounds like a beautiful dream, I must also realize that it probably wouldn’t happen until the time Ryan is helping me change into my pajamas at night. That I can wait for.

6 thoughts on ““SLEEP”

  1. Linda: I have some stickers that apply to only a Mom: I am WOMAN. I am INVINCIBLE: I am TIRED.

    TO Aaron: We had a saying at work we used alot when someone wanted something that just wasn’t going to happen. It’s “Then you woke up.” But I know you can wait for the day when Ryan may have to help you get to the bed. :O)

  2. Ha! Ha! Ha! “My parent’s are exhausted!” Ha! Ha! Good one, Grandma! Ha! Ha! Still laughing at that…

    Hey, at least you have someone to help you into your pajamas – I’m going to be dependent on a minimum wage nursing home worker!

  3. Too funny! How long do you think it will be until we get to sleep all night long, Aaron?!?! I am hoping for some time in the next 10 years — reasonable goal, don’t you think?

  4. the picture that was at the top was of Linda’s dad’s birthday a couple of years ago. They went to longhorn steakhouse and when the waiters came and sang to them they had them wear those hats.

  5. I am fairly confident I haven’t had a full night sleep while my children were in the same area code in at least 9 years. I don’t anticipate this changing either in the next 9 .

    I am sorry, but I think you might just be in the same boat as us!

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