Friday, July 31, 2009

Naps and Neighbors and Noise, OH MY!

So there I was. The small one had just gone down for a nap which, if you believe what all the books say, meant a good 3 - 4 hours of slumber on her part. However, if you actually have children, you will know this to be a BIG FAT LIE which none the less will torment you until well after your kids are grown and gone.

By some strange cosmic twist, the snot queen then curled up and dozed off in my lap. Could it be? Could it really be? Could BOTH of my little angels be sleeping AT THE SAME TIME?

Not wanting to tempt fate further, I carefully stood up and made my way upstairs. Miraculously, the snot queen remained comatose. We made our way to the bedroom. Still, she slept.

As I gently lay her down on the bed, she stirred slightly, which would have been grand had it not been for three other simultaneous occurences.

1. Someone's house alarm started going off. Loudly.

2. The neighbor's children escaped outside into the rain for 5 minutes of shrieking and screaming. Loudly.

3. The neighbor's on the OTHER side started up some sort of insane DIY project which apparently involved mindlessly hammering on every single adjoining wall we share.

Like a shot, little miss was up and running, all thoughts of sleep firmly vanquished. Downstairs, the small one woke from her twenty minute doze and the tiny string that was oh so slightly holding onto my sanity snapped.

Why does the Universe dislike me so?


  1. nobody sleeps anymore. we just blog ;)

  2. I hope your day got better...hugs.

  3. I like you even if the universe doesn't. Once my neighbor's alarm went off for 5 days on our shared interior wall. Luckily I didn't have kids at the time otherwise heads would have seriously rolled.

  4. Ahhh...I remember those days; plan thwarted! Thanks for visiting my blog and watching my SITS video :-)

  5. OH yes... those were the days! Now I'm down to one napper... so the other three have 45 min of quiet reading time in their beds. I need my sanity break and they know it! LOL

    Popping over from SITs. You comment today about a wet nurse almost made me spit my water!