I woke up at just after midnight because I was being blinded by a light coming from the hallway. This usually means that my boy is up and wandering the house, looking for a snack or ransacking my desk....and up to no good. I slowly rolled out of bed and saw that both kids doors were wide open and lights on....at 12:35am.
Alex was in Mallory's crib and when they saw me they curled into the fetal position...hoping I didn't see them. But I'm smarter than I look and I saw them and dragged Alex out and back to his own bed. I found the scissors from my desk and the children's Claritin in Mallory's crib. They were obviously trying to open the bottle and sneak a hit of grapey goodness. My mind flashed ahead 12 years and I shudder to think of the trouble these two will get into when they are older. I made a mental note to have surveillance camera's installed in 2020.
I put everyone back to bed and returned to bed myself...and my snoring husband. He slept through all of the commotion.
Over the next 2 hours...Alex would leave his room for a number of reasons and I would jump out of bed and return him to his bed...sometimes with a swat on the butt. I cleaned up poop, retrieved a drink of water from the bathroom and removed all of the toys from his room. Finally...at 2:30am he was asleep.
And then I couldn't. I don't even know what time I finally drifted off but I will tell you that I was wide awake at 6:50am. Dang it.
I'm getting really tired of these nighttime wanderings because I'm afraid it's only a matter of time before he decides to go to the park in the middle of the night. There is a giant irrigation ditch between our house and the park and I pass it every time I walk to the track and I pray to God that my kid never decides to play in it.
I've been threatening to put a lock on Alex's door but Calvin has told me NO...that we can't lock him in his room. I just want him to be safe....so I came up with THIS today.
P.S. Did you know that Houdini's real name was Erik Weiss?
P.P.S. Did you know that Calvin's family is related to Houdini? I guess he comes by this naturally.....
P.P.P.S We aren't Jewish...in case you were wondering.
P.P.P.P.S But I'd like to celebrate Hanukkah just once...
P.P.P.P.P.S I couldn't get my surgery scheduled until October 21st. 5 more weeks.