November 23, 2010

Aliens and swords

You know that stage?

You know the one. The one where toddlers just have to push the limits and see what they can get away with?

Okay okay, so there's about 648 stages like that.

Anyway, this little guy...


don't let his false innocence fool you now. There's a reason he's always falling asleep in the middle of the kitchen floor. He knows what he's doing. He's sneaky like that. Anyway, his latest thing is to get out of his bed about two dozen times to "tell daddy something".

My kids have learned long ago that I am NOT the parent to go running to at night.

I growl and scowl and occasionally chase the back to their bedrooms.

Because I'm a good mom like that.

But as I was saying before I so rudely interrupted myself, Jacob has been coming up with all kinds of excuses to get out of bed a million times.

But last night took the cake.

He was on his sixth or seventh time coming into our room after being put to bed when the following conversation transpired.

Me: Jacob! Go back to bed!!

Jacob: But I... I have to tew daddy somefing!

Me: *exasperated sigh* Fine, tell him fast and get back to bed!

*shuffle shuffle shuffle... sniff*

Jacob: Umm, daddy?

Daddy: What Jacob?

Jacob: What if... *thinking of something to say* what if... ummm... a space duy tums down and umm... and he dwops his sword on our dwiveway and... and... and cwacks it?

*silence as us very mature adults glance at each other and try not to laugh*

Daddy: Space guys have swords? 

Jacob: Yup, dey do!

Daddy: Ohhhhh. Well, don't worry, there are no spaceships so no space guys can come to our house.

Jacob: Oh. *appears to be thinking of something else clever to say but can't quite think of anything*


Daddy eventually puts him back to bed.


And then I woke up this morning to find two kids in bed with me. Jacob was one of them.


The end.

15 super cool people speak:

Ben, Heather and kids said...

muahahaha!!! thats a good one.
we're in that stage too. have been for awhile, and i'm sure we'll be in it for a long time to come :)

Felicity {at Simple Elegance} said...

Oh, that's cute! Well, in a way, I mean. ;) Not the part about your little guy coming into bed with you a million times. But the space guys and swords - darling!

Felicity @ Simple Elegance

Impulsive Addict said...

Awwww...that sweet lil pumpkin! I'm already the disciplinarian of our 11 month old (Daddy's heart is too big I guess) so I'm sure I'll be chasing her back to bed too. There will be NO KIDS in my bed.

I'll let ya know how that works out for me in the future.

Neisha said...

haha!

Sue said...

Oh, bedtime nonsense! My favorite kind...

;)

Larsen said...

We are meaner than you.

I don't let them tell us anything after they go to bed unless there is blood.

Least we try.

I am going to start making Catelyn write it down....

Caleb said...

Sarah, you will appreciate this short film - Pajama Gladiator - produced by students of BYU: http://www.bestfilmoncampus.com//filmmaker/?filmmakerID=2393&filmID=2572

This goes right along with your experiences. :)

Cheeseboy said...

Space guys do in fact have swords. I am glad I am not the only parent with this issue.

ldsjaneite said...

He's worried about the driveway cracking? What a sweet and thoughtful concern. :-)

Mama Smith said...

Pay back...my dear...Pay back...Do you know how many times we woke up with CHILDREN in our bed...that your dad said it wasn't worth the effort to remove all of you...so, he would go find an EMPTY "child's" bed...to get some SLEEP! (smile) Ah....pay backs...can be "delightful"...to us...who have "been there"...(smile)

One Cluttered Brain said...

Space guys..bwahahaha.
Love it Serene!

T said...

space guys need their swords (unbroken) to fight off the invisible creepy guys that tend to get my girls out of bed.

M-Cat said...

I'm glad Daddy cleared that up for all of us.

I loved it when the kids crawled in bed with us

Teachinfourth said...

Obviously you've never visited my neighborhood...

Mayet said...

ha!ha! clever kid.

have a lovely day!

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