Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I need a memory aid

I love my sleep.

Probably because it's so often interrupted. I'm used to hearing small feet pad down the stairs in the middle of the night to my room. Then there's that feeling of being "watched" (either that, or the tap-tap-tap of small hands: "Mommy, are you awake?").

There are bad dreams, noises in the night, falling out of bed, wetting the bed.

It's a part of motherhood [yawn] I've become resigned to.

So last night, when I heard the feet coming down the stairs I was not surprised. I got myself mentally prepared to make a pallet on the floor next to me (translation: close my eyes tighter and hope for just one more minute of sleep first!).

I heard the breathing behind me. And a little rustle of paper. It was my five-year-old.

"Mommy, I was worried you were going to forget we were going to get paint for my room, so I brought you this."
(Yes, she means, "Don't forget to paint," not PANT. I never forget to do that whenever I run up the stairs.).

Boy, do I need her. I sure would hate to forget to buy paint. So glad she reminded me. Whew!

But at 1:30 a.m.?

And speaking of needing reminding, I count on all of you all to keep me posted on the blogosphere's happenings (thanks Susanne!).

Like the Second Annual Share the Love Blog Awards. This (according to Heather of One Woman's World) is "to encourage the sharing of the blog love, and the recognition of greatness even in our small circle of less-well-known blogs."

Nominations are being accepted through TOMORROW, and this is a great chance to nominate someone whose blog has touched you in a special way this year.

Everyday Mommy is hosting the Hidden Treasure Blog Awards for Writing Excellence. This is to nominate a single post in a variety of categories. Nominations close February 7.

And of course, our friends at 5 Minutes for Mom are hosting the Ultimate Blog party March 2-9. This one involves prizes, so you bet I'll be there.

All of these - awards, "parties," and carnivals - are designed to help get us out of our own little world and meet some new folks.

Heaven knows I need help with remembering to do that!

Just don't wake me up at 1:30 a.m. to remind me!


Anonymous said...

How cute (even though I am sure you would have rather gotten this reminder at a different time)! I used to teach first grade, and I love to see those precious examples of early writing!

Anonymous said...

That's funny! My 10 yo did that recently...now I can't even remember what he wanted to remind to do, but I do remember that it was 2 am. ;-)

Susanne said...

Awww, I was going to phone you at 1:30 remind you that tomorrow was the last day for nominations. You ruined my fun! :vD

That is a sweet note and should go into an album or something. Obviously it was on her mind.

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

What a cute reminder! And what a strange time to deliver it. :)

That feeling of being watched while sleeping is so odd! My almost two-year-old has started coming into our room at strange times of night recently. Last night I'm almost sure he was sleepwalking, which was really weird. He'll just stand by my bed and breathe until I wake up. I used to be a really heavy sleeper, and before I had my son I would wonder how in the world my mother could wake up so fast...now that I'm a mother myself, I've discovered that you just DO. :)

Beck said...

That's too cute! I'm forever waking up with a start to see some little face inches from my own - what a strange sensation!

Gwen Sirmans (Ivey's Mom) said...

Go get some sleep...how do you do it after so many years of little ones? Priceless, even at 1:30! You are a great mom with lots of patience. Congrats.

Tammy said...

Oh, too funny! That sounds exactly like something my girls would do! :D

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, that's funny. Of course it's because it wasn't my child at 1:30 a.m.

I woke up recently practically flailing about because I thought there was a bug of some kind crawling on me. It was my 2 yr. old ever so lightly touching me on the arm...somewhere around 2 a.m.

Anonymous said...

That is so cute! Imagine getting up and writing that note at 1 am! Kids are so funny!