February 24, 2014

The Case of the Mysterious Door Stopper Twang


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.

Cheater.

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.



Ah ha!

Someone stayed up late to read by nightlight.

Little stinker.

At least that explains the creepy door stopper twang!

Mystery solved.


Looks like I better do some double-checking before I go to bed tonight.

5 super cool people speak:

Mama Smith said...

ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS! Such an INNOCENT "late night" activity! smile

Megan Jones said...

Too cute and funny!!

Katherine said...

Very cute. Maggie also does first and second breakfast. I've learned she spits up much less that way.

Raelyn said...

Serene....
I used to pull back door stopper twangs at my grandparents' house!! Because it annoyed them!! And I was not a toddler!! I am such a pain in the ass!! ;)
This story!! Crack. Me. Up!! ;-D
I have never, in my entire life, stayed up late reading. Writing on the other hand.... ;)
--Raelyn

Kathryn said...

I think you are absolutely adorable!! I love reading your blog! I hope you don't find that creepy! Oh...this is Rose's sister. Oh and if for some reason you look at my blog don't judge me for my last post. I was having a hard day. Anyway, I hope you don't mind me reading your blog. You crack me up! :)

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