Jan 19, 2011

A Most Peculiar Nocturnal Interaction

The 10 year old went to bed fully clothed and without brushing his teeth.  Given this evidence, I was pretty certain he also forgot to visit the throne.  So before going to bed, I flipped on his light and announced in my perkiest voice that it was time to put on his pajamas, go the bathroom and brush his teeth.  Positioning his body outside his bedroom door, I gave it a gentle nudge toward the bathroom.  My own OCD kicking in, I began cleaning his room.

5 minutes later I realized he was still gone and I hadn't heard teeth brushing or toilet flushing.  Peeking down the hall, I found there were no lights illuminating any of the rooms except a sliver coming from under the laundry room.  Interesting.  Just as I turned the doorknob, the light went out.  I flipped it on and found myself face to face with a naked, befuddled boy, his hands cupped protectively over his future family jewels.

"Hey Buddy!  What are you doing?"

*Blink*

"Did you brush your teeth?"

*Blink*  "I don't know."

"Any idea what happened to your clothes?"

*Blink*  "I don't know."

"Do you need clean underwear and pajamas?"

*Blink, Blink* "I don't..." Looks down and realizes he's naked, "Yeah."  Stays standing where he is.

"Any idea where you keep your clothes?"

Hesitantly, "My bedroom?"

"Good answer.  Why don't you head that direction and find some clothes to sleep in."

*Blink* Eyes focus * Looks down again.  "Hey!  Where are my clothes?  Why am I in the laundry room?"

My turn - "I don't know."

10 comments:

EmptyNester said...

That was one tired little guy!

Amy said...

Oh, poor baby. Did he remember any of that in the morning?

I hope you're saving these stories for his wedding day....

Riahli said...

Ha ha!

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I sure hope he was too short to pee in the washer.

And where was your camera?

A missed opportunity, for sure.

Rachel said...

Us sleepwalkers ROCK! :)

Jennifer said...

AHAHAHAHAHA.. Too funny. I seriously hope he didn't pee in the laundry room :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for an idea, you sparked at thought from a angle I hadn’t given thoguht to yet. Now lets see if I can do something with it.

M-Cat said...

LOL - wonder if he remembered any of it the next morning?

We had a similar sitch with my little BIL years ago, but he was in his early 20's and inebriated. Not nearly as funny when he actually peed in my laundry room

Hadley Family said...

I stumbled on your blog from Mormon Mom's Who Blog (I think) and was reading some of your posts. This one had me in stitches. I had tears running down my face. Thanks for a good laugh after a rough night at work, it was definately appreciated.

CountessLaurie said...

Yeah, what Anonymous said.
Wait, what did Anonymous say?
and I thought I left non-squitor comments. Is non-sequitor a word? I need a haircut.