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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Not your typical bedtime story

I have to tell you something that happened a couple weeks ago. Whenever I think about it, I still have a reaction so it must be blog-worthy, right? Our bedroom has two windows, both on my side of the bed. Sometimes the outside lighting gives our room a bit of a glow and can make normal objects take on a completely different look.

So the other night, the Man and I were talking in bed. (And don't worry, there's nothing that's gonna make you run away from the monitor...sometimes the only chance we have to talk is after the kids are in bed, the computers are off, and we're trying to sleep.)

We're talking and I'm warming my cold feet on his legs, as usual. Then, for some reason, we both roll over to face my side of the bed at the same time...and see this:

And we both nearly leap out of bed, screaming.

Then I come to my senses, having seen this outline numerous times before in my role as chaser-awayer of bad dreams. I attempt to calm the Man down.

"It's okay! It's just da Boo!"

But the damage had been done. Along with her freaking us out, we managed to scare the snot out of Boo, who just wanted to ask if I could help her get to sleep. She's crying, I'm trying not to laugh too hard, and the Man is pretty much hysterical.

We didn't get much sleep that night...


Kristina P. said...

Oh, that sucks! I have been watching too many Snapped shows, and I had a dream the other night that I snapped and killed Adam! It was HORRIBLE. I can't seem to shake it, and didn't sleep well last night.

Jessica said...

We have done that at our house too! Why is it they sneak in so quietly and just stand there staring? They should say something.

Mary~Momathon said...

So, I'm sitting here with the laptop on the arm of the couch, 3 yr old in my lap, reading your blog... I scroll down and see that nightmare picture, toddler perks up and says, "MOM Wookit! A pink Bear!"

Big pic of scary girl and she finds the carebear follower. Rock on!

Nat said...

Ha ha ha!

Amy @ Six Flower Mom said...

Oh my! Poor kiddo!

The Boob Nazi said...

Why did you put that picture on your blog???? WHY???

Oh and Kristina's comment almost made me pee my pants.

Tipi said...

I am laughing so hard tears are coming out of my eyes!

We've done that too!

Tipi said...

I am laughing so hard tears are coming out of my eyes!

We've done that too!

Mary said...

Sometimes I'll freak myself out so much that I'll have to sleep with a light on!

I honestly don't know why they sneak up...maybe they are still weighing the pros & cons of disturbing you, but if you notice them...then they didn't disturb you...maybe?

Dru said...

The Ring

elesa said...

Poor little girl. I can't stop laughing!

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