So there I was… sleeping peacefully in my bed after being up most of the night with Baby Monster. It’s 3 am and my oldest, J-Zilla, is creeping into my room with the stealth of someone walking on Legos.
J-Zilla: Mom… Can I go get a shower?
Me: No! It’s 3 am! Go to sleep!
J-Zilla: I can’t sleep. My friend and I are going to move in together and live in Philadelphia when we graduate [folks… he’s 10] so we can be near the Lego place and the Eagles.
Me: Are you serious right now?
J-Zilla: Yeah mom. We are going to have a dog and sleep on an inflatable mattress.
Me: Why an inflatable mattress?
J-Zilla: Because real furniture is too expensive.
Fast forward 2 hours to 5 am… Baby Monster starts fussing so I fix him a bottle. He is back to sleep within 5 minutes.
J-Zilla: Mom… Can I go shower now?
Me: No, it’s too early. [We didn’t have to be awake for 3 MORE HOURS] You may go downstairs and watch t.v. if you can be quiet.
J-Zilla: OK. [Takes his body pillow, blanket, and 5 stuffed animals downstairs]
15 minutes later…
Thump. Thump. Thump. Thump.
I have no idea what the exact cause of this sound is but I do know the source. Back to sleep I go.
Fast forward a few hours… Baby Monster is awake for real now. J-Zilla hears me talking and RUNS upstairs, throws the door open and says…
“Mom! I taught myself how to do the worm!”
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