Sanity or Patience: choose one.

Do you ever have one of those moments where you think, "HA! I am sane!" Then you step in dog poo with your bare feet and remember it was your idea to get the puppy...?

Saturday, September 3

A Good Joke, Huh Mommy?

Monsoon wasn't feeling too hot the other night, so I gave him a cool, wet compress to put on his forehead. He thought it was awesome and it helped him enough so that he could go to sleep.

The next day, I told him I was going to take a nap. "Go ahead and play, I'll just lay here on your bed and sleep for a bit." Of course I would loved to have taken a nap, but I didn't actually intend to.

I hadn't closed my eyes for an entire minute when I heard him sneak close to me to check if I was asleep yet. I kept my eyes shut. He got excited and quickly left the room, whispering, "I know what I can do for Mommy!" with a giggle. Then I heard the bathroom water running.

How sweet, I thought. He's going to give me a cool compress to help me sleep. I love that kid!

So I waited, keeping my eyes shut, barely able to suppress a grin when I heard him creep back into the room.

He lifted the sopping wet, ice cold wash cloth over me, and squeezed it as hard as he could.

Then he cackled. "That was a pretty good joke, huh Mommy?" More cackling.

I just don't know where he gets this demented sense of humor.


Eva Gallant said...

Obviously the acorn does not fall far from the tree!

Call Me Cate said...

Oh, that child... Thanks for the laugh - it WAS a pretty good joke!

Working Mommy said...

Um...that is hysterical!! Sounds like something I would have done to my kids. I'd never do that to my dad while he was sleeping...he might have hurled me across the house!


Anonymous said...

Oh that's fabulous! My little jokester would do such a thing as well I think. Where do they learn this stuff?