Monday, November 12, 2007


Blake woke up last night in violent tears, and I think it was a nightmare. I don't know if he understands the concept of dreams yet, so getting an explanation from him about why he was crying was difficult...and he was very unhappy at the idea of me leaving his room. I was unhappy about the prospect of staying, as it was 5:00 am, and I was deliriously sleepy. He refused to sleep in his bed, and I refuse to let him in mine, so we set up a little pallet on the floor next to my side of the bed. I proceeded to load the blankets high upon him (I sleep with the window open, and I was afraid he'd freeze), and he fell asleep almost immediately. Me, not so much.

He got up at about 8:00 and went into the living room, where he discovered the Legos I had brought in from the garage last night. I heard them being dumped all over, then a quiet commentary from him, I imagine on what he was building. A few minutes later, he comes running in with his creation: a pirate ship. The scary thing was that it actually looked like a rough pirate ship. He showed it off to me, telling me that pirates say, "Arggh!" I am teaching him what else they say:

"Shiver me timbers!"
"Avast, me hearty!"
"Walk the plank!"

I hope this isn't what he has nightmares about.


Anonymous said...

I know what the nightmare was about! I had the pleasure of having my car broken into and the side window smashed. The cardboard I put up looks like an eyepatch, to which I told Janelle it looks like a Pirate Caarrrrrr.
so, broken car+Pirate car= nightmare!
well, at least it is for me....Run it by the little man.


Anonymous said...

At least pirates are something worth being scared and worked up about. Lizabeth woke up early this morning crying "No go to Target, people!" She just hates that we have to share public places with other people. She would like private shopping hours made avaialbe to her--but until then, she'll be having some restless nights.

Addie said...

Aubyn, that sucks about your car. I'm sorry.

Becca, at least Lizaboo is afraid of things she's actually experienced. Blake's face time with real pirates has been, uh, limited. Kids are funny. "Disobey! Disobey!"