Tuesday, January 29, 2008


This happened last week but with my weekend away and all I forgot to post.

I had a lingering cold and was feeling particularly run down. I decided that we all must nap. Helen is no problem...she naps anyway. Ruthie is another story. She probably needs a nap, but resists in every possible way. So I desperately explained to her that Mommy was sick and needed to sleep, but I couldn't sleep if she was awake (though I later found out DH did just that while I was away) so she really needed to sleep that day. She protested at first, but then agreed. I reinforced the importance of her staying in her room and put her to bed. I left my dolor open so that I could hear her if she tried to make a break for it. It was quiet and soon I had dozed off. I don't know how long I was sleeping when I awoke to this feeling that someone was in my room. I turned my head and saw Ruthie standing at my night stand, reaching for something. She wasn't facing me, so she didn't realize I was awake. I yelled "Hey. What are you doing in here?" A startled Ruthie jumped, screamed and ran back to her room crying. I heard her, and briefly contemplated going in to comfort her. But I didn't. I went back to sleep.


Chaotic Joy said...

Good for you! :)

karen said...

+1 WMP for eliciting a shriek & run!

Kids Special Needs said...

Awesome! A point for you for scaring the kid.