So, yeah. I'm gonna post something. I know you all thought we were dead, or had forgotten the password to our blog site. It's really been none of the above, but just plain laziness. I don't see all of YOU blogging everyday. So this might be a bit rambling, or even boring, but I need to get back into it so you all have to suffer through it. All four of you!
Braedyn has a new canned response he gives us every time we film a funny video, or take a funny picture or even laugh at something we think is hillarious! "Don't you put that on the internet!" he will scream at us.
I am not sure how I am supposed to respond to that other than by doing this.
- I give in and follow her down the hall into the bathroom or
- She pees her pants.
I never let us hit number 2.
This fear has now extended to the nighttime routine. I tuck her into bed and if I scoot her over to the wall, you know, next to the deep dark crevasse of evil where the wall meets the bed, I have to be careful because the claws come out and embed themselves in the nearest area of my flesh. That's when the ear curdling cries start as well.
So, I have learned NOT to scoot her towards the wall.
Most recently she began telling me she didn't want to sleep on the lower bunk. She was scared.
Me: "What are you scared of Em?"
Em: "I hear noises at night!"
Me: "Emily, that's probably Charmin walking around, or me getting up to check on you because you moan at night, or mommy getting up to go potty."
Em: "No, they are other noises. Its not Charmin."
Me: "What kind of noises?"
Em (speaking in COMPLETE seriousness): "I can hear a man walking around the house and he is carrying a sword he wants to stick in me."
Now I try to be a good dad. I try not to laugh when my kids say really funny stuff. This time I kept my composure, but I swear I heard Braedyn chuckling in the upper bunk.
Me: "Have you ever actually seen the guy walking around the house with a sword at night? Because I think I do a pretty good job at keeping strangers with swords out of the house at night."
Em: "I'm SERIOUS!"
And she was.....
I keep looking for evidence of a late night swordsman. If you see one in my neighborhood, or yours, please, let me know.