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One of THOSE nights...(tiny vent)

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by timnshann, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. timnshann

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    So I rolled out of bed for my normal 3am check.

    I must be a little extra tired tonight because I misjudged the doorway and
    slammed my shoulder walking through it.

    I continued walking, only to step directly on some sort of intricate Lego battle
    which apparantly was taking place in the hallway with all of Blake's
    Lego Star Wars figures and ships.

    Knowing how long it takes him to put them together,
    I flipped the light on and discovered I had crushed a tiny landspeeder
    and snapped the head off of an Ewok. So, I attempted to put it back together
    but decided it was a ridiculous attempt at 3am, or pretty much anytime,
    since the instruction book is 22 pages long.

    I couldn't find my flashlight so I spent 5 minutes balancing my iphone ever so carefully on edge of the pillow
    so I could see to poke his finger but I hadn't properly shoved in the test strip so I wasted a perfectly good poke...TWICE.
    Ugh, rookie mistake.

    But it didn't matter anyway because the meter needed new batteries...
    and I know this is going to sound like I'm making it up BUT...
    while I was downstairs getting new meter batteries, I hear the pump start singing.
    It needed new batteries too. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES?
    I tried to cheat and just prime but that didn't work so it required a full rewind/load/prime during which I'm embarrassed to
    say I found myself talking in a disgusted voice to the pump.

    And now I'm awake. Its 3:49. I finished off the brownies in the kitchen.
    Okay, vent over. That is all. Thanks for listening. I'm going back to bed now.
     
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  2. sooz

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    You poor thing..at least you got brownies...:p:eek:;):D
     
  3. StillMamamia

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    Aaaaaaaack!!! Yep.....nights are sure interesting sometimes.

    You know, I have 2 dogs (old dogs). One of them has taken to sleeping at the bottom of the stairs, after the last step. Every once in a while, during a low, guess what I trip over.:rolleyes: And it's a big thing to notice, mind you.:eek:

    Those Legos are evil, I tell you.:mad:
     
  4. mom2Hanna

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    Thank goodness for the brownies!!!
     
  5. GaPeach

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    Love it! :D

    Legos are evil! Of course, brownies are sinfully delicious at any time day or night.
     
  6. azdrews

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    That is awful!! I've stepped on my fair share of tiny lego pieces in the middle of the night, and it is super painful. And then to add a full rewind to it all? UGGGG!

    Hope you get a nap in today, mama. :)
     
  7. obtainedmist

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    Sometimes everything that can go wrong will!:) You write beautifully!
     
  8. MamaBear

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    At least your smoke detectors didn't run out of batteries and start beeping too. Because that only ever happens in the middle of the night. ;)

    Legos HURT! This is why I make my son clear his floor right before bedtime. If there is a lego around, the bottom of my foot will find the most painful corner of it!

    Hope you at least enjoyed those brownies.;)
     
  9. Becky Stevens mom

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    Shannon, I think this should be published and you should get alot of money for it. You deserve that in addition to the brownies;)
     
  10. NomadIvy

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    Sorry that happened... :(

    ...but thanks for the giggles...:D ... as one poster said, you write beautifully...

    Hope you get some rest tonight.
     
  11. mommabear

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    I have steped on so many Star wars legos in the middle of the night from my Blake..( how funny our boys have the same name) Those babies hurt:rolleyes:
    yummy, brownies in the middle of the night are the best..lol:p Hope you did get some sleep:cwds:
     
  12. Lizzie's Mom

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    Love it! You are a talented writer :).

    We have seven children and a bin full of legos with a healthy lego-to-child ratio, so I hear you. A pre-bedtime requirement for DD is to make a clear path to her bed :D.

    Here's to elusive flashlights, lithium batteries, and BROWNIES!
     
  13. deafmack

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    Going through all that is definitely worth more than one brownie. I hope you had a "brownie feast".
     

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