Saturday, June 18, 2005

HOW LONG CAN A BODY GO WITHOUT SLEEP?

I have bags, nay, SUITCASES, under my eyes.  I have never seen them that bad before.  I look old!  Heck, I FEEL old!  I spent the night laying on every rock in the yard.  Becca pointed to the 1 inch thick foam mattress pad and informed me that it was to be my spot since I was the oldest one.  2 hours later I was still wide awake as I relived the tale of the Princess and the Pea and I wondered painfully if this may have been part of some sick kind of strategic planning.  They are, after all, evil little Ooompa Loompas. 

Just as I was falling asleep, one of the two who had fallen asleep in the house, came wailing like a banshee outside the tent to be let in.  An hour or so later the second one woke and cried for me from inside the house.  Once again I stepped over bodies, fought with the zipper, ran across the damp lawn and rescued the little damsel in distress.  Back in the tent she smiled, snuggled up and was asleep in less than a minute.  That was because her spot on the ground was soft.  All the rocks were underneath me.

Yesterday was our 'stay in the house' day to allow the children to become a little more acclimated to the altitude before we attempt our trip up the mountain today.  All day long my house smelled like boiled cabbage.  Ironically I haven't cooked cabbage since St. Paddy's day.  Last night we had some awesome spaghetti (thank you, thank you very much!) with garlic bread minus the garlic!  The kids noticed immediately and inquired why their bread was naked.  Are you kidding?  I'm not fueling their engines if I'm going to be sharing a tent with their little exhaust pipes!  My plan failed.  Mumma4evr hinted that kids can make gas from anything they ate.  She was right.  I should have taken her advice and only fed them water yesterday.  I think its only fair that Dickidoo should spend the night in the tent tonight.

As for me, I'm going to get some coffee in my veins and unpack these bags under my eyes.  We've got places to go and things to do today.  And tonight... we're making Some-Mores!  Nothing like a bunch of sugar before bedtime to get a good nights rest!  Hey, I'm not sleeping in the tent with them tonight so I don't care!

11 comments:

rashgirl13 said...

Hahahaha!  Kids, at least you'll get rest inside : )

mumma4evr said...

see?  I told you!!!  LOL kids make gas from everything!!!!  better you than me!!!!  running to hide from Dorn!
Becky

purplectigger said...

Sounds like fun , for the kid's at least.
Hugs, R.c

mechants said...

AAAAAAh the great outdoors. And with Oompa Loompas, no less. I guess, if I remember the story correctly, that you must be a princess for having felt the "pea", right? I don't remember flatulence in that story though... :D

Ari

sdoscher458 said...

Oh, funny...I had an experience with six kids in a tent for a week and it RAINED!! Thought I was going to go insane....Sandi

swmpgrly said...

have fun!

brandyp0509 said...

I keep a set of luggage underneath mine, lol.  This was cute.  You have such a way!  Loved it, Brandy

heathyrxmarie said...

Dorn, you are ONE AWESOME Mom! I hope you got rid of the suitcases! Hugs,xoxo
Heather

hestiahomeschool said...

As the new mother of a twelve year old boy, I am amazed at how stinky his shoes can be...

sunnyside46 said...

well, even if your bags are packed, you didn't leave town!
marti

mamareddevil said...

you have a beautiful family may you all be blessed............Cathy