12.31.2008

like he'd seen a ghost...

that's how Trevy's face looked in the middle of the night.


According to Jonathan. Who proves his love by taking the night shifts.


We've had an especially rough go of sleep in our house recently. When I say rough...I mean waking 5-6 times at least every night! And evidently last night...while I was snug as a bug on a futon in the other room with the big kids...Jonathan reached his exasperation point. And plopped the little Sleep Stealer back in his crib. Experimenting to see if Trevy would give up the fight and just go back to sleep on his own. He slipped outta the room...and crying went (miraculously) silent. 15 quiet minutes later Jonathan...thinking Trevy was sleeping...went to slink (so as not to wake the baby) back in bed.


Only to find himself toe-to-toe with our little Houdini!


Who gave himself the shock of his life when his escape attempt succeeded!


And his little face looked like he'd seen a ghost...


Jonathan's a great story teller. Which is why I'm still giggling every time I think about Trevy's little face...all filled with wonder & surprise that he'd managed to climb to freedom! In one piece. In the middle of the night.


Oh...and there was a happy sleepy ending. Jonathan tucked the little monster in the big bed. Snuggled up to daddy. Where he slept peacefully the rest of the night. Which has us re-contemplating the family bed idea!

7 comments:

~Mama Skates~ said...

lil houdini! ha - too cute!

JSmith5780 said...

We never intentionally chose the family bed option but truly is the only way we get some sleep. The problem is the kids are BED HOGS! Either Jeff or I (or both) end up hanging off the side of the bed all night!

Adesta said...

The story had me smiling! :)

I just love it when the little ones just climb into bed and snuggle right up and go back to sleep for the rest of the night....it's comical in my house. You got hubby, me, Marissa, and Haylee all trying to sleep in a full sized bed. This would be a comfortable situation if hubby wasn't such a big guy and mommy didn't end up sleeping on the very edge of the bed all the time. (this is the very reason I willingly sleep on my couch most nights :) )

baby trevor's mommy said...

I'm thinking about getting Toby & Bri their own sleeping bags so they can just sleep on our floor if they're scared. For awhile Bristel would just climb into bed with Toby...but he plays with her hair...and now she has a bald spot on the top of her head! Ugh! So for the past week she's been sleeping with me instead. And Toby is not wired to handle chaos...so with the move he's been sleeping on a crib mattress on the floor next to me n' Bri!

The things we do for our kids huh?!

Buuuuut...J & I were able to lug our beautiful King sized up to our new room! Plenty of space in the bed for kiddos! *smile*

...danielle

Monica, James, Connor McGuire said...

that story gave me a good chuckle! Connor is quite the night owl lately too..the melatonin has stopped being our little magic pill. I'm all for the family bed. anyone that is against it isn't up with their kids night after night. connor will start out in his bed but usually between midnight and 2am he's stumbling into our room..ofcourse on my side of the bed!! he goes right back to sleep...usually! i just feel so much more comfy when our little twinkie is laying there in the middle. {{HUGS}}

Shanna Grimes said...

I love the family bed. Only problem now, is they squeezed Mark out. He usually sneaks out to sleep in his office because Kaylee will put a foot in his face or Ethan will kick him in the ribs.

Love that story! Too cute!

Mmmmaaahvelous said...

Very cute!
And oh so scary... I dread the day our Bup becomes an escape artist. UGH!
We often end up with an extra boy in our bed...sometimes W quietly climbs in, snuggles up & goes to sleep...other times he's all chatty or playing with my face!
My sister kids would often sleep on the floor in their room or the floor of the closet! They liked it there...close by yet safe & snug.
If there's one thing parenting has taught me....sleep is essential and you do what you have to do! Survival mode.
Poor Bristol! lol...her lovely locks. That's too cute too.