Monday, September 12, 2005

Our little mouse

We seem to have a little mouse these days. Every time we put C to bed, he has to sneak out at least 15 times to see what's up. He tries different tactics, though, to break things up. One night, he came out stark naked, while B & A were reading. It was so hard not to laugh... so we did... which guaranteed that he would come out three more times, naked, hoping for the same response.

Other times, he says he is "poopy", which is hard to distinguish from his word for sleeping ("peepy"). Silly mom - why would he sneak out of his room to tell me he was sleeping - I should be able to figure it out from context! Anyway, he must save it up because he can usually manage to poop in at least one, and sometimes two, diapers before he falls asleep.

"Me pee" is another popular excuse, though it has become less common as we just put him back in the bed.

The times I really find the hardest to keep a straight face on are the ones where he sneaks out and just stands somewhere, quietly, waiting for somebody to notice. I go in to check on the kids and A is sound asleep, but I can't see in C's bed. I pat around a little to determine that there really isn't anyone there, then start looking around. There he is, behind the piano bench, behind the rocker, behind the door, just waiting for me to notice and put him straight back to bed. I can't believe he can be so quiet!