Saturday, September 18, 2010

General tomfoolery



At 2.22 am last night the wee Mac was yelping on the bathroom floor. He's had a cold recently and was cough, cough, coughing most of the night.
"I gotta go potty!!!", he yelped. With my eyes still closed I yelped back, "YOU'RE IN THE BATHROOM!! JUST GO!!!" This did no good.

I got up and helped the little guy. He's a such a heavy sleeper, sleeps through thunderstorms and everything. So even though he made it to the bathroom, he couldn't make it any further. He was just sitting on the floor, like his legs didn't work. Poor little guy.

I had to carry him back to bed even. Then he starting coughing again. Cough, cough, coughing and sleeping at the same time. It's a skill. I can't really sleep if he's coughing though. I wake up every so often and listen to him breathe and cough. Cause that's what Mommies do, its involuntary.

At 3.37 am I heard Mr. Hall running the water in the sink, shaving and swearing under his breath. He'll let his furriness grow until guard duty and then hack it off. I heard him make coffee and head out the door. Three more weekends of guard duty and he'll be retired. Can't wait.




At the butt crack of dawn the kids piled into bed with me. I didn't look at the time because I didn't want to cry. It wasn't all that light out yet, I knew that much. They did their best to heed my warning of "You can both stay here but!! NO talking, no singing, no twitching or moving!!" Alas, they couldn't help themselves. They get so excited in the morning. Out of bed we went. It was 7.15 am. Not too shabby actually. Like sleeping in. ;)




Been a good day. Parks, games of tag and general tomfoolery. Came home, had lunch complete with apple juice. Gave Mac some cough medicine for his nap. Pancake settled in for some Lego Harry Potter. And I did a face plant for two hours.




GODDAMM that was a good nap!! I feel ten years younger.

Then, tomorrow, Mr. Hall comes home. Woo hoo! I do so miss him on these weekends :)

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white rabbit said...

The butt crack of dawn.

Positively poetic...

Grant said...

Does he know you're fooling around with Tom? Are you rich enough to afford blackmail? Answer the second question first.

Mrs. Hall said...

WR: when in rome, one makes poopy jokes all the time.

Grant: B) Not yet . . . :)
A) Mr. Hall knows everything. Really, go ahead and ask, he knows everything :)

Gillion said...

are you getting better now? Pei Pa Koa (www.geocities.jp/ninjiom_hong_kong/index_e.htm ) is one of the few Chinese natural cough remedies that have been scientifically studied. it's something like herb plus honey, and it's sweet, thick and black in color. If you have a cough, look for it! It used to be one of my favourite natural cough remedies.

if your cough persists, seek professional help such as traditional Chinese medicine physicians - I have had very good experiences with them.

Cam said...

I have visions of renewing my vows on the beach, with a purty cottony dress, and just me and Berg and a few friends, nothing snazzy...and this song...serenading me as I walk toward him on the beach.

Ahh...it is a good vision.

gaoo said...

face plant for 2 hours? mebbe you're already ....?
sweet...here's hoping.

Mrs. Hall said...

cam: yeah, next year will be year ten, i plan on renewing the vows then

gaoo? is that you?? wow, it's been so long...


wait, you are you??

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