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…
MOMMY: Yes?
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.

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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!

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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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