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Monday, March 06, 2006

Goodbye Sleepy... Hello Dopey!

Hallelujah! Hopefully you can see through the fog and see that my ship is finally coming in.
The fog will soon lift and I can board this baby and sail off into brighter days with AJ and the little Jo's by my side. Mr. Sandman is the captain of this particular vessel.

Thanks to AJ for some timely and inventive arrangements with Cassi to convince her to FINALLY stay in her bed ALLLLLLL night.

For reasons we will post about later we have spoiled this little girl just a bit. She deserves to be spoiled after what she has been through.
The good news is that Cassi has a wonderful future in kickboxing. She has practiced on us most of her life. She can kick me in the crotch or face at 3 am without even opening her eyes. She can also accomplish this feat at 1 am or 5 am. Incredible! I have trained my batreflexes to duck and cover anytime I sense movement in the bed. In once opened by eyes just in time to see a heel coming right at my face. Now I would understand AJ wanting to do something like that, but not my little angel...!



So it's time to say goodbye to this little fella here and get back to just being Dopey.......

13 comments:

Seeker said...

How much did AJ have to pay the little angel?

Aunt Jo said...

Well, I haven't had to pay up yet. Her first "prize" will be after three nights in her bed. (tomorrow) She said she wants a toy. The next increment will be 4 nights in her bed, then she tells me she wants money, and asked for $18.00. Ummm NO. I was thinking more along the lines of $1..you know that is practically a million to a kid.

This is the funniest kid- UJ is not exaggerating one bit in this story. She goes to sleep in her bed, but always came to our bed in the middle of the night, sometimes never remembering how she got there. Sleeping with her is like sleeping with a little Tazmanian Devil, but she is so sweet when she wants to snuggle up...then whammo! She hits you in the face or kicks you in the gut.

I think we are on the right track here, we will see in a few days. The treats will be over when the she can sleep 10 days in her bed all night by herself.

Jamie Dawn said...

Now that she's staying in her own bed, AJ will have to take up the slack and start kicking. It's the only way you will keep honing those BATflex skills of yours and stay ready for everything.
I'm glad she's starting to stay in her own bed, but I think it is sweet that she found comfort with her mommy & daddy for as long as she needed it.

Aunt Jo said...

Yes, it is a sweet time in her life. We indulged both the girls and laid down with them until they went to sleep. I really like to hear Joe in there with them when they don't know I am there. He is such a sweetie with them. They both like to sleep in our t-shirts so I guess that is the next best thing?? Naaah.

ANP said...

I am so proud of Cassi. Yes, she deserves spoiling! Can we try to keep the prize thing a secret, though, from her littlest and greatest admirer? I don't think I can afford that $18.00 business.

Anne said...

I got a pretty big kick out of this post when I read it earlier. I'm lucky my kids don't sleep like that. Problem is, I sleep like that. The Hubbs set up a video camera one night a long time ago on time lapse so I could see how bad I was. I peed my pants when I watched it. There was one point in the video that we couldn't figure out where I was in the bed.

I'm a swimmer. AND, I like to swim in butter.

Anne said...

I made it here before midnight.

uncle joe said...

Yay!!! Anne!!!!
Wooweeeeee!!!!
ANP if you give me 18 dollars I won't say a word to her...

Badoozie said...

well, can I have 18 dollars for staying in MY bed? please, purty pleaseeeeee?????
i'm so glad you posted, i was beginning to think you were dead. if i had started to smell something rotten, it would have been confirmed

BK Wilson said...

You two are blessed to have two wonderful daughters. Is Jory-san going to teach his niece the ethics of using her martial arts skills wisely?

EmmaSometimes said...

Mr. Sandman is off to never never land? I think there is a song....

The deadly kicking. boy do I remember. I think my kids could have taught a Tae Bo class. Yikes.

Aunt Jo said...

I have my nocturnal tae bo class this evening, so look out joe!
hiya!!

Jamie Dawn said...

This post explains why AJ & Batman have bruises all over them.