Monday, June 18, 2007

Party till 2 a.m.

Last night we partied till 2 a.m. With all four kids. In our downstairs hall bathroom. It was quite crowded, really too crowded to even dance but the music was great. It went something like this ... "Woooooooooahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, woooooooooahhhhhhhhhhhh."

The party started at 1:40 a.m. when the tornado sirens sounded. I was actually awake watching the lightning flashes all around, which I love, but I do NOT love dragging my husband and four kids out of bed to join me in the smallest room in our house for a late-night soiree.

Of course, Holly Grace complained that Jack was touching her and making her "itchy". It's hard not to touch you, sweetheart, when you've staked your claim on the entire floor so you can lay down. Jack had some real fear in his eyes; I assured him that this was just like the tornado drills they had at school. (Only this time, there really was a tornado, which I omitted.) He wanted to know why we had to have a tornado drill in the middle of the night. I sat on the floor with the kids, while lucky John got the potty. But, both Mitchell and Charlotte wanted me to hold them; Daddy just wouldn't suffice; and then Charlotte was grabbing Mitchell's hair and he was crying about that and the fact that Jack was trying to lay his head on my knee, which was clearly Mitchell's territory. Ugh.

Miraculously, all four kids went RIGHT BACK to sleep when we closed the party down. With no complaints.

Although, today Jack stated that he hopes we don't have another "tornado drill" tonight.

Oh, and I couldn't even find anything on the news this morning about this alleged tornado.

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Oh, you poor thing! I woke up to the sirens and made Bryan go check to see if we really had to get out of bed. I think the dangerous stuff was closer to you guys, but the whole county got the sirens.

Remember: it's a GOOD thing there was no tornado!