Sunday, February 6, 2011

Mom Fail

Gunnar had trouble sleeping last night, for some reason.  And, being the generous sort, he wanted to share his troubles with me... at 10:30, at 11:00, and again around midnight.  At which time, since my foggy brain had no better ideas, I let him get in bed with us so at least he wouldn't yell from the bedroom he shares with his brothers.

Note - if there's any advantage to Tate's hearing loss it's that he was spared all the drama.

Naturally, Gunnar woke up just a wee bit on the grumpy side.

Mama!  I couldn't sleep last night and you didn't help!

Gunnar, I'm not magic.  What did you want me to do for you?

I don't know!  But, but... you didn't!


Ruby said...

It's so hard holding that status isn't it? Gotta love the trust they have that you can make everything right.

Q said...

That's not a Mom Fail, that's a Boy Meets Reality.

Praying your household sweet sleep!

Cathy M. said...

Reminds me of one of my favorite Jeff Foxworthy quotes: If your Mama taught you how to properly execute a "sleeper hold," you might be a redneck.

Hope you've all caught up on your shut-eye. This time of year, I think we all need a little sunshine to straiten us out.

tammy said...

So nice to feel they think you should be able to solve all problems though, no matter what time of night!

also, I'm still laughing about your smoke detector post. So true and I've always wondered the exact same things!

The Happy Domestic said...

Hi! I stumbled across your blog from a post on To Love, Honor & Vacuum. I like it. :)

You know, when my 13 year old puts those kind of expectations on me - which seems like ALL THE TIME - it really drives me nuts. (I can't sleep and you're not helping me! / My head hurts - no you don't understand IT REALLY HURTS - fix it!) My favourite phrase is now "I am not your fairy godmother, I do not have a magic wand and I can't go Bibbidy-bobbidy-boo...POOF!" Ahh. Here's hoping they all grow out of it sometime.

Herding Grasshoppers said...


I love that he has so much faith in me... but it's misplaced! I often tell the boys, "I wish I had a magic Mommy-wand, but I don't."

They're (we're!) just so irrational in the middle of the night!

The dB family said...

Isn't it cool when they still believe their Mamas can fix anything!