Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Harsh

Scene:  MM and The Daddy preparing for bed.

Daddy:  Babe, I gotta tell you, in the realm of "harsh" tonight, you cracked me up.

MM: Smiles beatifically. 


The boys have always had their own rooms but given a choice, HRH would rather share space with his brother.  From Mom and Dad's standpoint, HRH camping in Gremlin's room increases the chances of a full night's sleep for everyone.  IT's called a win-win - except the obvious fooling around, blanket disruption, tossing of stuffed animals, and moving of beds (really?) that accompanies shared sleeping space.  So in and out the parents go; cajoling, threatening, ultimately separating. The problem is that Grem actually prefers to sleep by himself so as the instigator, he's got nothing to lose and I've lost hand.

Last night, post-bath, as the boys were engaged in their pre-bedtime ritual of coercion and bribery attempts for co-sleeping, HRH bumped into his bedside lamp, sending it crashing to the floor and breaking the bulb.  I react like a medic on the battlefield.  Clearing the barefoot boys from the scene and going down on hands and knees with a dustpan and brush, then the Dustbuster. Cleaner than it was before 'the incident'.

I then tell the boys that because of the danger of glass, I think that HRH should definitely sleep in Gremlin's room tonight.  This was of course, not the concern. The shake-down had gone on for nearly half an hour and I was simply tired of hearing it.  We tuck in and do God Blesses. 

And I leave them with this warning;  "If there is any fooling around,  the person that started it will be sleeping in HRH's room.  With the glass."

Not a word.  Not a sound.  Straight to sleep.

9 comments:

Kim said...

roflmao. That qualifies as awesome in my world.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

You gotta do what you gotta do!

Sue @ Laundry for Six said...

I bow down to you.

Mama Goose said...

Oooh. I'm tempted to break a glass tonight...

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

Very impressive!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Bravo, Mommy!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Sheer brilliance. Bravo, my dear.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Score one for mom. Sounds like something I would do too.

Ash said...

Oh, you're an eeeeeeeeeeevil genius - my favorite kind!!

What did you break the next night?

 

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