I am cruelly yanked from my slumber by the sound of croup cough right in my face.
"Mom! Mom, I need to go potty!"
Groaning I look over at the clock. Had it really only been a hour since I had gone to bed? Darn those "24" episodes and curse Jack Bower.
I roll out of bed and stagger to the bathroom, managing to whack my head only a couple times against the wall along the way.
Upon seeing Joseph back to bed, I slowly make my way though the dark with outstretched hands to avoid any more confrontation with the walls and back to bed.
A couple hours later, a wake to the rustle of a pull-up as Joseph saunters back into the room. Taking pity on him since he is sick, I say nothing as he climbs into bed next to Luke. At least he knows better than to risk his life by climbing in next to me.
After a while, I groggily recall Luke shifting and soon Joseph is in the middle between us.
The next few hours were pure torture. After getting kicked repeatedly in all areas between my neck and my belly button, feeling the boy roll back and forth between Luke and myself, having him cough in my face and ear, and waking to find a pull-up covered bum inches from my nose, I could feel myself transforming into a troll.
I think Luke had about had it too. I finally sat up and declared that Joseph needed to go to him own bed.
"But mom, I need to go potty!"
No wonder he had been jumping up and down for the last hour. Fine. Potty, bed, sleep.
Soon Alayna was wailing for a bottle. Fine. Lights, bottle, sleep.
About an hour later the alarm starts blaring. I feel pretty sure I was either going to have to throw it out the window or my head was going to explode. But I needed to get Savannah ready for school and had no time to do either.
And now, here I sit at my computer wondering how I can feel like I was just trampled by Ben Hur's chariot while Joseph looks like this.
I know life's not fair but I find this just downright cruel.
And let's just keep Jack out of this, okay.
Do you think its against fire code for a mom to fall asleep during the day?
Probably. Darn it. And I don't even have any chocolate. Double darn it.