September 3, 2008

Tragedy Strikes

I am sad to announce that Savannah's goldfish, mentioned in the previous post, have gone belly up. Lasting only two days, Nemo and Quarrel are now on their way to Fishy Heaven by way of the Porcelain Express. Savannah was pretty upset at first, but then she got excited to see Daddy send them on their way to Fishy Heaven, so we're good. However, she told me earlier today that she needs a bunny.

Last Night

"Mommy?" I pry my eyes open. "Mommy?" Oh bother, its only 4:10am, not that I had been sleeping well to begin with but still, I thought it was way to early. "Mommy!" I could tell Savannah was close by, probably in the hallway. "Yes baby?" I guess I'm okay with her waking me up. Usually I'm pretty grouchy in the middle of the night but I was having some weird dream about Jacob, as his 16 month-old self and how he just took a trip to the mall, by himself mind you, and just walked around conning people out of their food. Very strange indeed. Okay, back to the present moment. "Mommy, I'm hungry." Now she is in the room. I can't believe what I'm hearing. The only time she wakes up at night is because of a bad dream or occasionally cause she wants a drink. "Hungry for what?" After a moment she says, "Scrambled eggs." I almost laugh, but I'm still too tired. I love her to death but I'm not about to get up at 4:10 in the morning to make her scrambled eggs. I'm about to just try and put her back to bed when Luke starts telling me that I should get her something to eat and starts making suggestions. I had a slight desire to punch him. If he was going to be making suggestions, why doesn't he get up and take care of it! See, told you I get grouchy. Whatever, so Savannah and I head to the kitchen. She settles for a graham cracker instead of eggs. I leave to get her sippy cup from her room and when I come back I plop down next to her with my eyes closed. Mistaking that as a sign that I was sick, she instantly puts her cracker down and says we need to say a prayer to make me feel better. Well, that was sweet but I told her I was just really tired. Then she sighs and says, "Me too. I'm done with my cracker." She had taken two nibbles out of it. Oh well, back to bed! Wow, I was thinking that was pretty easy to take care of. As soon as my head hits the pillow, Joseph starts screaming for me. Unbelievable. I wasn't quite willing to get back out of bed so pretty soon I hear him climb out of his crib and an instant later he is by my bedside. Surprisingly, he was quite easy to put back to sleep after explaining that it was still sleep time. Just as I'm about to leave their room, Jacob starts moaning and moving around, I freeze and hold my breath. Whew, he went back to sleep. I crawl back into bed but before falling back to sleep I turn to Luke and say, "Next time, it's your turn."

5 super cool people speak:

Heidi said...

I don't call that grouchy. I call it normal.

Mama Smith said...

You are a much better person than I...If Garvin had made the suggestion...he WOULD HAVE BEEN PUSHED out of BED....So, glad, Sarah, you turned out better than your mother...(smile) But, on the other hand...your dad WOULD have gotten up...and made you a gormet meal...hence...saving me...from one more moment to "repent"...(smile)

Mama Smith said...

P.S. Sorry about the "goldfish"...Remember when Bekah sent Caleb's "chick" to heaven? She thought it had gone to the bathroom on her...but, she had "held" it a little too tight...Yeah...you got to keep little baby "chicks" out of little "2" year old's hands...):

Brittney said...

I agree with Heidi above. That is not being grouchy, and I think I will let Kent deal with kid issues just as much as me :)

Louise said...

I just wanted to tell you that I really enjoy reading your observations of motherhood so thank you for sharing them. Your home looks great! Much more space for sure, but then again, Wymount really wasn't great. Congratulations on being preggers! When is the baby due and do you know the gender? Or did I miss all that in a previous blog? Probably!

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