February 24, 2014
As it usually happens, morning came far too soon. But Jackson would not relent, he was hungry and let me know he was tired of waiting for his first breakfast.
Second breakfast is usually an hour later.
Dragging myself into a half-way sort of bent over and kind of upright position, I reach over and tap the edge of the "touch lamp" Hubby had so proudly given me for Christmas.
Being on the lowest light setting, at least it doesn't sear my eyeballs.
Then I lean back and peek over the edge of the pack-n-play that is right next to my side of the bed where Jackson sleeps.
He instantly lights up into a delightfully huge and ridiculously adorable smile.
He knows how to fight dirty.
I can't help it, I smile back, even if it is with my eyes half closed.
Finally, and rather ungracefully, I get up to feed him.
While Jackson is eating, I am startled by the sound of a door stopper twang.
You know, those little wire ones they put behind the bottom of your door to keep it from slamming into the wall? If you have children, you know what "twang" noise I'm talking about.
It's amazing how that sound can drive one to near insanity when a new crawler discovers this awesome invention.
Anyway, I sat there and carefully listened some more. No little feet pitter patters, no opening or closing door sounds, no one flushes the toilet.
Nothing to indicate that a child was up and about.
Huh, very strange.
Little creepy too.
But I slowly convinced myself that it was nothing and soon forgot about it. I quickly and rather sadly realized it was after 6am so there was no point in going back to bed when I needed to get the kids up for school soon.
A few minutes before 7am, I walk down the hall to the boys room and try to open the door.
It meets resistance.
What in the....
I push hard and finally get it open enough to see around to the other side of the door.
I switch on the light and this is what I find.
Someone stayed up late to read by nightlight.
At least that explains the creepy door stopper twang!
Looks like I better do some double-checking before I go to bed tonight.