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August 24, 2008

A Moment in the Life

I was up tonight working on a (gasp!) post¹ when I heard some talking going on upstairs. It's nearly ten o'clock, and since my kids are generally in bed by 8:30, I knew this to be sleep-talking.

Sleep-talking, in Luc's case, is often followed by sleep-walking, so I went upstairs to keep an eye out for anyone risking life and limb on a closed-eyes descent. I got up there and heard further tossing, turning, and mumbling.

Wait for it... wait for it..., I'm telling myself.

I hear him get out of bed, and wait patiently in the hall until he appears. He comes to the door, and mumbles something, even though he's clearly not actually awake. So I hesitate, but he's waiting, and so I say, "What?"

He says, "What happens now?"²

I say, "You go back to bed." And wonder of wonders, he does. Not a peep since.

¹It's true! I was also reading a book and considering some other moment-in-the-life stuff from today, but really, a real post is coming! Like soon! Maybe even tonight! Even though having two posts on my blog in one day courts some sort of enormous chaos, like dogs and cats living together, I might be ready. I've started so many posts in the last six months that didn't materialize, though, so don't hold your breath. Still, it could happen, dear Reader. (back)

²I am tempted to attribute this to this afternoon's bit of fun: introducing my kids to Dungeons and Dragons. Luc is hooked, I can tell, and Jordan is hooked mostly because his brother is (he hates to miss out). We had fun, they started to get the hang of it, and managed to kill an NPC put entirely in the adventure to be of help to them. :) They want to play again tomorrow night, so we must have done something right. (back)

Posted by Brett Douville at August 24, 2008 09:52 PM


Delightful :)

Posted by: Stephane at August 25, 2008 09:37 AM