Saturday, August 2, 2008

Warning: Lock the Door

It finally happened. It's been seven years and it finally happened. Be warned that this post merits an R rating for partial nudity. The humor isn't coarse, but rest assured it is hilarious.

Trevor got home on Tuesday night after 10 days in Shanghai. At 8 o'clock we put the kids in bed, as per our usual schedule. Trevor was so tired and jet lagged, that he wanted to go ahead and hit the sack too. It was still light outside, but we didn't care and we started making our way through the house, turning out lights and locking doors.

When we finally made it to bed, we were enjoying some close, marital bonding when all of the sudden there was a small head next to my pillow. We froze (luckily under the covers for the most part) when we heard Gracie's little voice ask,

Mommy? Why aren't you wearing any pajamas?

Now I realize this might be more information than anyone needed, but I was crying I was laughing so hard. She proceeded to ask us what we were doing, and Trevor told her we were wrestling. This just made me laugh harder, so I didn't actually see her leave the bedroom.

Just for reference, Trevor installed a motion sensitive light in our hallway when we moved in. It makes it easy to know when the kids get up at night, and it's nice to never have to turn on the hall light. Since the kids are still little, we sleep with our door open so we can hear (and see) them at night. We've never had the problem of being, ahem, interrupted, because the light always gives us enough warning, and they are typically in a deep sleep by the time we got to bed. Unfortunately, the fact that it was still light outside made the hall light less noticeable and thus we were discovered.

Later, we were reading in bed, and we saw the light come back on. Gracie peeked around the corner and asked,

Are you finished wrestling?

Oh yes. She did. All we could say later was thank goodness it wasn't Nathan. I doubt very seriously that we could have brushed the 7 year old off so easily. I guess we have entered the phase of closing and locking our bedroom door when we want to be alone. Or get rid of the kids...wait, no. They're too useful for getting the remote control and fetching drinks.


Mocha with Linda said...

That's hilarious. . . . since it happened to you!!

Wonder if she'll remember that in a few years when she finds out what "wrestling" really is!!

luvmy4sons said...

I knew right away as soon as I saw the title....because...we had closed the door but didn't lock it and one of ours came in...and the covers had sort of fallen askew. It happens. You just pray it doesn't scar them! LOL! And by the way mine was older around 8 or 9 and he remembers!

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

I always worried about that happening to us. Luckily mine are now 11 and 14 so if they even SUSPECTED anything was going on, they'd probably yell "GROSS" and run away screaming! That'll teach them!

Alana said...

Oh that is FUNNY! We always, always, lock the door for fear of that very thing happening. Yikes.

Dave and Lisa Swinney said...

I am laughing so hard I am crying!! Is that not everyones fear?!! Thanks for sharing...I needed a good chuckle!


Carol said...

I am laughing so hard right now!!! We definitely lock the door!!! I've always wondered what I would say. Too funny.

Lorie said...

That happened to my friend except they said they were excercising-the precious little child shared it at church years later that she never wanted to exercise it didnt look fun and you can't wear your clothes!LOL
Be blessed!

The Young's said...

OK...I am lauging SO hard I'm crying!! How many times have I been SO afraid that was going to happen to us!!! guys handled it well!! I'll have to remember the "wrestling" idea!!!;) Good thing they are half asleep, huh?! Thanks for giving me such a good laugh this morning. Hey....the lauging with you and Trevor was good bonding too!! (hee hee) Have a great week!!

Kellye said...

LOL!! Well, although we do utilize the lock, there's not much more of a mood-killer than a knock-knock-knock followed by "Mommy! MOMMY!!!" followed by crying of a 2 year old who is feeling especially needy at that exact moment.

You had a good "cover"...good job!!

Crystal said...

Oh My! That is so funny! Yes, I would say that it's time to start locking the door! Luckily, Luke is still in his crib.. so he can't escape.. but I will be sure to remember this!

The Small Scribbler said...

Oh, I'm laughing with you. Wrestling? Quick thinking. We could have borrowed that answer last week when we had the same thing happen. Bifold doors, you know.


A Stone Gatherer said...

Too Funny!!! How we damage our kids!!! Parents do not do things like that!! Anyway we always lock our doors too! It has to happen at least once in life right?! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Oh Xandra, I'm laughing so hard right now! I'll remember that - wrestling - perfect cover up :)

xx Faraja

Karen said...

I'm laughing at your story . . .and thinking what a great idea to have a motion detector on the hall light! Makes so much sense, and it never would have occured to me to do that.

beyond this moment said...

Oh. I promise I'm not laughing at you, I'm laughing with you! =) And praying with you that she doesn't mention it in church or in front of family... lol.