Let’s play a little game. We’re gamey folks around here. This one is called “Reasons to Wake Up Mommy in the Middle of the Night.” Good luck!
Should you wake up Mommy if your eyes are bleeding?
Ding. Ding. Ding. That’s right. Bleeding out of your eyeballs is definitely a reason to wake up Mommy. You’re doing great!
Should you wake up Mommy if one of your socks slips halfway off of your foot?
Eeeeeehhh. (Imagine it’s a buzzer’s bad sound). This is not a reason to wake up Mommy. You have my permission to reach down into your blankets and to retrieve your own damn sock.
Should you wake up Mommy if one of your 52 stuffed animals falls from the bed to the floor?
Eeeh. Eeeh. Eeeh. That was a close one, wasn’t? Stuffed animal retrieval falls into the same category as sock retrieval. You can handle it without waking up Mommy.
Should you wake up Mommy if your fever is so high that you are hallucinating that your stuffed animals are performing “Singing in the Rain” and you’ve pulled off every piece of clothing, including your socks?
Ding. Ding. Ding. High fevers and hallucination do warrant a Mommy wake up call. Call away.
Should you wake up Mommy to tell her you’d like strawberries with your breakfast?
EEEEEEHHHHH! At this rate you probably won’t get breakfast. The answer is ‘no.’
And your final question.
What happens if you keep waking up Mommy six times a night?
Ding. Ding. Ding. That’s right. You win a grumpy Mommy who passive aggressively blogs about your antics while you’re sleeping. Congratulations!
Hahahahahahahaha! I have a potentially challenging one for you…Should you wake your Mommy if you wanted to tell her, “I love you!” ?
Oh. That’s a dangerous question. It depends on how grumpy she is. Best not to try it.
Oh, Melissa. I was laughing out loud reading this one….many times. We have all been there. I treasure my sleep. So much so, that my kids have learned that if they come to my side of the bed at the right time of the night, I simply lift the covers to make room ( I can’t even summon the energy to ask what is wrong).
Thanks for reading, Erika. Sweet little Piper snores like a lumberjack or I’d definitely solve my wake up Mommy problem by just inviting her into our bed. She does often wake up for what I call “cuddle and run,” but I have to march her back to her bed if anyone else wants to get some sleep.
The sock one made me read this aloud from the beginning to my husband. I could barely make it through that line when reading it to him. Congrats!
I really wish I was making up that sock one. It’s been the cause of a wake up call more than once.