Monday, March 24, 2008

Have you ever had one of those nights?

Well, I am on my own with the kids. Mom and dad are in kamloops finishing up on the sell of their old house and Joe went back to work on Friday.I have been doing the single mom thing for more than a year now (for 2 weeks at a time).And I am always ok with. But I guess lately cause we have been staying with my parents I am used to someone being upstairs.
Anyway, sometimes not very often I scare myself into a frenzy.This was the case last night. I am a night owl but i am also a very light sleeper. I sleep witha fan on so I dont hear other noises that wake me up.
Last night I had just gone to bed at ten to 2 and I hear my parents dog upstairs barking and going nuts.(he does not bark for no reason)I jump up. What do I do lock the door down here in the dungeon basement or go and investigate. I decide to go look. I called my dad on his cell. Wake him up and tell him whats up. My dad is great he said ok go look. So long story short,I tiptoe upstairs while talking to dad nothing there but the dog is agitated. I take him down stairs. I double lock the basement door and try to go to bed. Now i am hearing every creak and the dogs collar is clanking. I feel like my heart his going jump out of my chest. I finally fall asleep at 4, I think I was asleep for 2 minutes and there is a huge bang.I jump out of my skin again, until I realize it was Matteo that had kicked the wall.
I turned on the fan and finally fell asleep!
All I have to say is thank goodness I have a helpful 11 year old daughter. That was mommies helper who took over this morning. Thanks Frankie!!!
So anyway I am over it and hope I can sleep soon. Cause tomorrow frankie is off to Regina over night!! poor mama.


Kami said...

My heart was in my throat as I read this! I hate staying alone, I think every little noise is a robber.

Hope you had a good trip to Regina!

Anna-borderline-bonkers-banana :) said...

Aww, I too get the he-be-ge-bie's when alone, I would have been freaking out for sure!
I hope your nights are better now, yikes!

Carmel said...

Good words.