Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Joys of Parenting

Dinner with the school parents was fun...the house is really spectacular, they did a phenomenal job restoring it. Every room has really intricate woodwork that had to be painstakingly polished, cleaned and sometimes repaired. I can't imagine how much work went into it, but the results are fantastic...it's like going back in time.

The rest of the night was fun, too. Nothing notable, just a good time with friends. Got home at maybe 1:30 and got to sleep a little on the late side, maybe 3:00 (hmmm...what went on during that lost hour and a half...hmmm?) Wait, I guess that was 4:00...

So, probably ten minutes after I fell asleep, the phone rang...Munchkin. "Hey kiddo, what's wrong?" "I can't sleep. I had a bad dream and I don't feel good." "Do you want to come home?" "Can you come get me?" "Yeah, I'll be there in ten minutes. Wake up Mrs. Nice Lady and tell her that I am on the way."

Fortunately, she wasn't that far away (for the locals, she was staying on Marlborough St. between Berkeley and Clarendon, we live in Beacon Hill). The Boy was being good and chivalrous and was worried to let me go by myself (I would have been fine, it is plenty safe) so he got up, too. And that is how I came to go for a super early morning/late night walk across the city.

And now I am tired:-P

Who's the best big sister in the world?

6 comments:

ella w. said...

It seems like Munchkin has bad dreams often. Any idea what they are of? She is surprisingly well adjusted for all she has been though, but number of times you mention she has bad dreams is a bit worrisome. More so because you had to go pick her up at at friends house at 4AM.

Accidentally Me said...

It's not terribly often, but usually it is the same dream...that something bad happened to me. Last night was mostly that she was sick. I think she ate too much junk and her stomach hurt and she couldn't sleep. :-(

Kate said...

you are! you are! lol.

munchkin is a very lucky little girl indeed.

socal sweetie said...

Aw, hope Munchkin is okay! When I was around her age or a little younger, I would get so anxious/uncomfortable at night if I was spending the night at someone's place that I couldn't sleep. Luckily, I grew out of it! Anyway, you definitely are one of the best sister/parent ever!

Ally said...

I didn't know they made chivalrous boys up North:) Happy Monday AM!

MariaG097 said...

OOO, I know...YOU!