Thursday, June 17, 2010

Don't Bother Me, I'm Sleeping!

Ahh, is there anything more glorious for a mom than to realize the stars have aligned and you have been given the gift of an afternoon nap?

My body sunk deeper into the mattress. I pulled the pillow over my eyes and felt a magnet pulling me deeper into the sweet bliss of unconsciousness.

Then the inevitable. The door creaked open and tiny footsteps tiptoed toward my bed.


Silence. I willed myself to stay asleep. If I ignore her, maybe she'll go away.


Ugh! She's not giving up easily.

"Are you bleeding? Dying?" I asked without moving the pillow off my head.

"No, Mommy, but I was playing outside and I think I see a TORNADO coming."

Oh brother, does she think we live in Kansas? She is such a DRAMA QUEEN!

"We don't have tornadoes here. Go back outside and LET ME SLEEP!!!"

"But Mommy, I'm scared. What if it really is a TORNADO?"

I will not wake up. I will not wake up. I will not wake up.

"Go away. All I ask is for 20 minutes to sleep. Is that too much to ask?"

"OK, Mommy."

She shut the door and left. And went outside to wait for her imaginary tornado to carry her over the rainbow like Dorothy. I laughed at her vivid imagination and drama queen antics. A tornado, ha! I gave into the sweet, well-deserved sleep of a hard working super mom.

When I woke up, I turned on the news and guess what I saw:

(Photo from KTVB website)

Here are a few of the local headlines:

Violent Wind Storm Produces Funnel Cloud.

Funnel Cloud Rips Through Neighborhood, Uprooting Trees,
Knocking Down Fences

You get the idea. Sure glad I sent my CHILD out to play in THAT. I can add this one to my Super Mom resume.

Tornado about to touch down? Don't bother me. I'm sleeping! : )


Hilty Sprouts said...

Becky, Becky, Becky! You make me laugh! :o)

J said...

I'm crying here...SERIOUSLY crying. I am laughing so hard. You made your child go back outside to play amongst a tornado! :o) I remember that day. I remember thinking, "Is this a joke? Idaho doesn't have tornadoes!" So, don't feel too bad. But still....this is one of my all time favorite blog posts. Love it. Thanks for the laugh.

Blog Administrator, Karen L. Brahs said...

Too funny, Beck! LOL! Love you!

Aunt Karen

Daiquiri said...

What the heck is going on?! Where was I??

Heather said...

Oh, no! Did you tell your daughter she was right?

MomToThree said...

So funny! I so would have done the same thing!

Bethany said...

Oh my gosh!!! I'm laughing here but how did your daughter feel when you told her you were wrong? LOL!

princess wether said...

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT I THINK! Always listen to your Daugter.

Katy said...

LOLOLOL Oh my goodness, laughing so hard!!! Sounds like something I would do! LOL Anything for a few moments of uninterrupted sleep!! :)