Fergus Facts- Sleep Deprivation Edition

Maddie has returned to her 5 am OR EARLIER wakeup in the last couple of weeks, despite wailing and gnashing of teeth and naptime machinations on my part. I am a mother beaten down.

At least I can count on the hugs and kisses that come in a constant stream from my 4 year old, Fergus.
Unfortunately I can also count on a constant stream of brutally honest feedback from him.

Case in point: I was staggering toward the kids’ bedtime last night. Maddie was down and I was helping Fergus brush his teeth.

FERGUS: Can I give you a big hug and kiss, Mommy?
MOMMY: Oh, I would like that.

He does, then gazes deeply into my eyes.

FERGUS: (dreamily) You know what, Mommy?
MOMMY: What’s that, Fergus?
FERGUS: When I look into your eyes…
FERGUS: …I see wots of wittle orange cwacks all awound.

They’re called “bloodshot,” Fergus. Thanks for pointing that out.

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Anonymous May 9, 2009 at 10:59 pm

This was yesterday, My three year old “mommy your eyes are broken”, Me “how can you tell they are broken?”, Leah “they are full of red cracks”. Priceless.


kristirufener May 11, 2009 at 1:45 pm

My daughter is obviously living in the past-

Because she informed me the other day that girls are on this planet to have babies.

Feminists, eat your hearts out!


memyselfandotherthings July 8, 2009 at 7:55 am

Lol, sleep deprivation is the killer…

Am on my fourth cup of coffee today and it's not even 9 am yet!


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