Thursday, August 14, 2008

I Guess There WERE Snakes...

As I have mentioned MANY times on this blog, and my family and friends know well, Aaron has never been a good sleeper in the morning. His entire life, he has not slept in well. Once in awhile, he would make it to 7:00, but it's not the norm.

I struggled with it when he was really small, and always thought it would get better.

It never really did.

We have good mornings and bad mornings. This morning was a BAD morning.

About 5:30 this morning, I was awakened to screams. After a few minutes, I decided I should at least go see if he had a nightmare and quiet him down a little so he doesn't wake up Noah. Because of so many years of this, I have an extreme lack of sympathy for nighttime waking. I was greeted with:

"There's snakes in my bed!"

"Aaron, there are NO snakes in your bed"

"There's snakes in my bed!"

"No, they're gone...go back to sleep"

About ten minutes later, the crying and screaming started again.

"Mommy, there's snakes in my bed!"

(Getting a little more annoyed) "Aaron, that's enough. Be quiet and go back to sleep" I am not one who talks to their kids in the middle of the night or gives into their whims. Nighttime is nighttime...unless they are sick. If it is dark, you stay in your bed and go to sleep.

"The monsters are gone?" (Monsters this time?)

"Yes, Aaron, the monsters and snakes are gone. I don't want to come in here again."

Ten more minutes later, it starts again. This time, Daddy takes over the reigns. I don't really know what he says, but it most certainly didn't buy us much more time.

Steve fell back to sleep, and of course I couldn't. So as it was starting to get just a little light out, (about 6:15) I heard it again and was about ready to lose it. I went in less than calmly...

Here is the sheet in his bed...

Cute, isn't it? I found it at a garage sale

Look a little closer. It is made of dozens of sweet little bears flying in airplanes

And if you look more closely, when it is dark except for extremes of colors, what do you see?

Checkered Snakes

So, after making this all important discovery, I ripped off the sheet and told Aaron to go back to sleep.

I never heard another word.

Does anybody want a cute sheet with bears in airplanes?


Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

OMGoodness! I have to tell you a quick story. When I was a kid, I woke up in the middle of the night and started to walk to the bathroom in the dark. I stopped just short of my doorway because I has an eary feeling. I walked back to the other side of my bed, turned on my lamp, and headed back towards the hallway. When I got back to my doorway, there was a huge snake right there! I leaped straight onto my bed and started screaming my head off! Sometimes there REALLY are snakes!

Hootin' Anni said...

Hmmmmmm, checkered snakes....ya, I can see it. Good thing you had the foresight to take off the'd still be wide awake with him.

Thanks for stopping by yesterday for my T-13. We had storms here, and in turn our computer was unplugged all day so I didn't get a chance to get any visiting done.

Have a terrific weekend!!

Courtney said...

Poor Aaron! I am terrified of snakes so I know where he is coming from!

My Wonderful Men said...

What a good eye he has to see this. He may grow up to be an artist someday.

Nicole said...

He has a great imagination. Too bad it got the best of him that time. I hope different sheets will give you all some more rest tomorrow!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Oh poor Aaron, but that is just too funny! :)

Mary might take the sheet for Eric when he's older... The airplanes, of course. Although I wonder if that's why the sheet was in the garage sale to begin with? LOL

Kellie said...

I;m not a big night time hand holder either.

I am so glad you figured it out!

Happy Friday!

Hillary said...

Checkered! What an imagination! Cute sheets though!

Anonymous said...

Some times it would be so much easier if we can just see what the kids see :)

Mom Bloggers said...

That is so funny-kids can be so creative with their "scary stuff".

Tammy said...

Awww the poor little guy!