Friday night started out pretty normally. We put the kids to bed, I went to bed after that, and Husband stayed up to watch some sports something or other before following.
Then just after midnight our alarm went off. So Husband and I, oh so effectively, jumped into action. He grabbed his self defense weapon of choice and ran out the door to see what big, burly, heavily armed man was trying to break in. Once in the kitchen, he realized his weapon of choice had been his body pillow. No problem there if only the intruder wanted to challenge him to a shirtless pillow fight .
I had sped down the hall to grab our daughter. To say she is sensitive to loud noises doesn't do it justice. She was in her bed shaking in terror. So I picked her up and ran to my son's room and his crib was empty! Um, because he had woken up an hour earlier crying and had been sleeping in our bed. Until, of course, the alarm went off and his parents abandoned him in the dark and then he promptly, in his despair and confusion, plunged off the side of the bed.
Husband checked everything out. It was a cat who had rubbed up against our door and activated our (apparently) very sensitive alarm. But the night was shot. The kids were a mess. There was no other choice than for us all to sleep together. hee,hee,hee. :)
After five minutes or so listening to Little Girl curse the alarm system, we finally settled in. Until....
Baby Boy has never been a big talker. But he decided that Friday was the night to start. He lay there for hours, staring up at the ceiling repeating, "Outside. Outside. Outside! Outside? Outsiiiiiiiide?" in his precious little baby voice. This was punctuated by my daughter snapping, "Shush it!"
And then morning came. My husband got up to dress for work. Little Girl was within arms reach of me, pink cheeks streamed with silky brown strands of hair and her long lashes lay softly on her cheeks. Baby Boy lay right up against me, his feather soft, brown hair was pressed into my face and all his yummy chubbiness cuddled next to me.
And after maybe an hour of sleep with his whole family sleeping peacefully in one bed, Husband had to leave it all and go to work.