Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Mother of the Year

This would be the award that I would not be getting! Besides the fact of being horribly neglectful here, I am awaiting the call from DCFS.

Caitlyn comes into our bed every morning. And really, this isn't a big deal to either of us. She isn't allowed to come in until the sun is up (or she would be in there as soon as we were). If she comes in before the sun is up, I can usually shag her back to her own room. Typically, she comes in around the time that Matt is getting up for work, so it works out nicely.

Sunday morning she comes in as usual. I hadn't gone to bed until almost 4 am, apparently some insomnia issues going on. It must have been somewhere around 6 or 7 that she came in asking to get in bed with us. Now, I don't know what I was dreaming about or how deeply I was sleeping, and at the time, I wasn't fully functional. Though, I can see it all very vividly now.

Caitlyn: Mommy can I get into bed with you?

Mom: leans out of bed (had to really stretch) and slaps child square on the cheek. Then lies back down to resume sleeping.

Caitlyn: Look of horror and shock, graps cheek, begins crying.

Mom: Realizing what I have just done to my poor girly, swoops her up and starts kissing and hugging and apologizing....profusely.

Joke of the entire day (by Matt of course)....

"Caitlyn don't _________ or Mom might slap you in the face."



kari said...

OMG how sad and funny all at the same time. I have had a few episodes lately where I too was overly tired and not responsible for my actions!

Next time slap Matt!

a very tired mommy said...

omg.... i'm sorry that i'm laughing...

oh, yeah...remember me???

yeah...i didn't think so... :P

hope you're ok...

Anonymous said...

OMG. Sorry but i did have to laugh!

Anonymous said...

OMG!! I am going to pee my pants. I am so sorry Nancy -- I can only imagine the scene!!