I freaked my kids out last night, I turned off the television.
DH went to bed early, really early, like 8 p.m. At about 8:30 I realized there was nothing on television I wanted to watch so I turned it off and started reading.
Shortly thereafter the boys started circling.
A was first. He tends to want to sleep early too so he began asking me if it was bedtime yet. I told him he could go to bed before the appointed time, but he had a hard time figuring out that concept. Before bedtime? No, that’s just not right.
But he eventually became bored enough to go to bed without a fight.
L was a little more concerned. He wanted to know if I planned to turn on the television after he went to bed. Or did I plan to play on the computer. Certainly I wasn’t planning to go to sleep too?
When I went to tuck him in he confessed he find’s it easier to go to sleep if I am awake in the basement.
After reading for a while, I went to bed and had just settled in when I heard L talking. “Where’s A---?” Since the boy is prone to sleep-walking I told him everything was fine and to go to bed. Then I heard him run/fall down the stairs. The lights were out, and the basement is plenty dark at night.
DH and I went in to check on him and he wandered up the stairs, still asleep saying “I wanted to … I was checking.”
Then he went back to bed.
When I asked him about it this morning he said the only thing he could remember was knocking on A’s bedroom door.
L had a real problem with sleep walking. He tried to leave the house one day, but we caught him before he escaped. I understand I was a sleepwalker too, and I still talk in my sleep. I heard a story on television the other day about a woman who binge eats in her sleep. That sounds like something I would do.
Too bad I can’t convince my unconscious mind to do something useful like fold laundry, wash toilets or run on the treadmill while I am slumbering. Heaven knows I’m not going to do it while I am awake.
POD viewers, I’m still using photos from the funky house. Today I thought I would ask you opinion on my black and white conversions of some wrought iron work. I was fascinated by the shadows cast on the snow. Thoughts, cc welcome.