Archive for January, 2011

What Are You Doing!?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Have I ever mentioned that I have a history of sleep walking?  I haven’t done it since childhood, but it was so bad that my parents had to put an alarm on the front door of our home.  There were 2 instances when my dad found me OUTSIDE.  That’s right, outside in the middle of the night…asleep.

Well, last night we had our own little glimpse into the world of sleep walking.  Joe & I put two very tired girls to bed, sat down for about 15 minutes to go over our weekly budget, and then we started to watch a movie (side note:  good movie, check it out).   Paisley was crying in her room, but we were in ignore mode giving her a few minutes to fall back to sleep.  We were maybe 10 minutes into the movie when Elle walked into the living room.  She didn’t say a word, but sleepily hugged up to Joe.  He hugged her back and I told her to go to the bathroom while she was up.  Elle still doesn’t say a word, but walked toward the bathroom.  But suddenly Paisley’s crying got a lot louder, almost like the door between us & her was open.  Well, that’s because it was open.  I ran down the hall to get Elle out of Paisley’s room…only to find (brace yourselves) Elle standing in the dark room, next to Paisley screaming in her crib with her under-roo’s around her ankles, SQUATTING like she was about to pee!  I joined Paisley in screaming & yelled, “What are you doing!? Get in the bathroom!”

Elle immediately goes running out Paisley’s door (underpants still around her ankles), but she ran right past the bathroom to her bedroom. My mind could not believe what I was seeing and I was still yelling, “What are you doing!?”  I chased her to her bedroom in time to catch her about to sit on the chair in her room as if it were a toilet.  This time I literally picked her up by the waist and ran her to the bathroom, physically placing her on the toilet.  She peed immediately.

All this time Elle didn’t say a word and seemed to have no idea what was going on.  I kept asking Joe, “Did that just happen?”  I was in shock, and then I couldn’t stop laughing.  This morning Elle had no recollection of what happened and Joe and I were still laughing about it.  I keep picturing walking into Paisley’s dark room to find Elle standing there squatting.

I could go without another sleep walking experience for a while.  Let’s hope a door alarm isn’t in our future.