Sunday, December 23, 2007
One Winter evening
I guess I gave Nick and the kids an early Christmas present. I have laryngitis big time and haven’t been able to fuss, yell or boss anyone since Thursday. I haven’t even been able to talk to LJ much at all since he has been around. But I have been having fun anyway we have gone out with friends and had a big family party I just had to whisper and write notes.
I usually go to bed pretty late but since I have been feeling pretty bad I went on around 11:00 (that’s early for me). But not long before 1:00 AM LJ calls my cell phone. Now strangely enough this didn’t scare me I was just trying to grab the phone before it woke Nick. LJ was telling me something utterly unimportant in the long term and could certainly have waited until the next day. But Nick had the normal rush of adrenaline that accompanies a 1 AM call when you child is out near the holidays on rain slick streets.
We turned the TV back on to try to lull us back to sleep but it wasn’t really helping Nick any so I began thinking ‘since we are awake anyway…’ I did a little tentative research to see if Nick was interested and it seems he was! In fact he got very interested and got up to find the heavy wooden school ruler I had brought home. It seems that he had a couple of issues to address while he was at it. I had forgotten to do my assignment (which he insists I still do and I am grateful to him for insisting on it) and he also thought I had been a bit snappy when he has ask me something earlier in the day. Not true!!! I never snap!! And I could hardly talk anyway! His ears must just be sensitive. So he was giving the new ruler a good work out and I loved it. Of course during one break I, being a loving wife, reached back to show my appreciation and accidentally knocked the ruler off the bed. Nick took that to be intentional and let loose with a stinging volley. As Nick said last night we were having so much more fun that we would have had sleeping!
The funs continued a while longer and as we were finally snuggling down to try sleep again Nick said “Well I guess you saved the boy this time.” Well I was doing it for us but, hey if I ended up saving my boy in the process so much the better!
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