Friday, October 24, 2008

What goes around...

When my little brother, Woogie, was a baby I remember waking up to him crying one nite. I waited for my parents to go get him. And waited. And waited. Now see, Woogs and I always had a special connection. I pretty much got him born and everything by praying for him nitely and then telling my mom she was preggers before she told us. Yeah- you're welcome Walker. Anyway... I think I told this story about the crying at nite like 2 years ago, but only like 3 people read me back then so... I waited and waited for my mom to get him and she didn't so. Thinking, "Sheesh. Laaaaazy. Fiiiiiiine. I'll get him!" I got up and went to his room. Woogs was thrilled to see me. I got him out of his crib and cuddled him. My dad came in a few seconds later and was like, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?!?!?" Apparently they were trying to help Walker learn to "cry it out" because they were tired of waking up to the kid and him ending up in their bed. Yeah, I didn't quite understand that at the time. My bad... I felt sorry for Walker so I did what any great big sister would do. I taught him to crawl out of his crib. He was a fast learner and could scale the side of that crib in 4.2 seconds flat. It was awesome. Then he'd run straight to my parents bed. For like, the next 5 years...

Fast forward to now. I've pretty much had kids coming into my bed since 1996. And one of them was a bed wetter. Niiiiiiiice. Livie no longer sleeps in her bed. Sometimes she'll sleep thru the nite with Izzy, but for the most part I can expect her in my bed around 4:15 am. She just walks in like she owns the joint and crawls into bed- sometimes telling me "Mooooove Mom!" Taj will sleep all nite in his bed- if Alec is with him. Alec is almost 12 and this is losing him cool-points, I'm sure. The other nite Taj and Liv both were sleeping in their beds- they share a room- when I was awaken to the sounds of screaming like someone was cutting a limb off each of my children. I ran upstairs along with Sei- after I woke him up to tell him they were screaming. Apparently Taj saw something in his closet that was going to "get him" if he got off his bed. Liv was screaming because Taj was screaming. Sei stayed up stairs with Liv because he could sleep in as late as he wanted to the morning. I slept in my bed with Taj. Anyway...

I'm tired. Mom, Dad, I'm sorry I taught Walker to crawl out of his crib, although it IS pretty freakin' funny. Would you like to have your sweet grandkids spend the nite for like the next 3-5 years?
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NOTHING TO DO WITH THE STUFF PRECEDING THIS:
**Random fact about me: Seeing a spider crawl makes me gag. Seriously. It's gross and the action literally has an affect on my gag reflex. Watch this video. It's just a spider crawling and I couldn't even finish watching it.

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16 comments:

NOBODY said...

FIRST!!!

NOBODY said...

BOOYAH!

NOBODY said...

If you have your left hand in the wrong position on the keyboard, and go to type "FIRST" really fast. It looks like this: DIEAR!!
And when you see it, thinking you've just written the word "first"---it's very alarming. Rather than thinking, "oops, had my hand on the wrong keys" you may or may not immediately think, "Holy crap, it's a message! I'm gonna die!" or something like that.

You teaching Walker to crawl out is HILARIOUS. Sad you have to learn how naughty that was, so many years later, with your own lack of sleep.

And uh, why did we have to watch that video? If it was your kids, your spider, I'd get it. But just some random video of a random spider that makes you gag and gives "others" the willies isn't very nice.
Say sorry.

MommyJ said...

I don't like to talk about the excessively large number of times I've felt like I should apologize to my mom for the stuff I did and thought was no big deal that I totally realize was hugely annoying... like "Hey Jordan, take your shoes to your room" upon which he takes his shoes to the hallway, and chucks them at his bedroom door, while still fifteen feet away. COME ON! It's like, four more steps. I did this. I remember clearly doing the very same thing.

The spider video.... ugh.

Your baby brother story, oh so funny.

Yvonne said...

You are so right--what goes around...

Loved the story--hope your mom enjoys it ; )

I don't like spiders.

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Thanks for the story. Glad we are not alone with the kid in parents' bed bit. It's so annoying, but hopefully it won't last more than a few years.

S said...

Your mother is laughing! N giving the kids fluid before bedtime:)

No Cool Story said...

Okay, so seafood and crawling spiders are your kryptonite. I'll protect you Tori!

Wow, you should send your parents flowers and a card. Or candy and a card. Or fruit and whatever they like.

Nancy Face said...

That spider didn't bug me at all. But if it happened to be a scorpion...

*shudders*

That girl said...

I remember the 'crying it out' phase at our house too ... sooo much harder to actually do than to talk about.

Amanda said...

That is pretty funny about your brother. Not so funny when it is you who is not getting any sleep. My husband has always been adamant about not having the kids in bed with us. At first I thought he was mean, but now I love it. Megan will go crawl in bed with her siblings if she is scared so they are up all night, not us. ;)

As far as the spider video, I didn't watch it. Thanks, but no thanks. Yuck!

Passin' through said...

Just passin' through. Your poor parents. :-(

Sketchy said...

That my friend, is called payback. Are you sure your parents didn't utter the curse of all curses (I hope you have a child who does this to you...).

Sketchy said...

I didn't even watch the video, just so you know. I kept that YouTube play arrow firmly in place over the spider so I could imagine it's little body being splatted.

Klin said...

I remember the crying it out time. That was where Monkey Wrench was crying in his room, cause he learned how to crawl out of his crib at 8 months, and I sat on the floor outside his door crying. Not good times.

Why didn't that white shoe step on that spider? Sheesh.

If it makes you feel better my brother that is 3 years younger than me didn't walk until he was 18 months old. It seems I carried him around to where ever he wanted to be. My mom hated it. She cursed me, but I am above such curses. Muahahahahahahahahahaha (in a cackling voice)

Physcokity said...

Spiders...ick! I probably have some stuff I'll be apologizing for later, but as of now I loved it. ;)