Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Eyes Have Had It!

Amelia had two rough nights with nightmares and "eyeballs" in her room. So she and Daddy had a little talk about the eyeballs on the way home from preschool yesterday.

When Daddy asked where the eyeballs went during the day, Amelia told him they went into the forest and slept. Good to know someone's getting some sleep.

"Oh," Daddy said. "They are nocturnal."

After an explanation about what nocturnal meant, Amelia agreed that the eyeballs were nocturnal.

"Well, then we'll just tell them to go to Jerry's house," said Daddy. "Jerry's pretty nocturnal too, so they can visit with him."

Jerry is one of our neighbors. He used to work nights at the post office, so he is a bit nocturnal even in retirement.

"You would do that for me, Dad?" Amelia asked hopefully.

Yes, honey, Daddy would do that for you...and just about anything else that would buy us some sleep around here!

Last night things were better. Amelia still woke up a couple of times, but the eyeballs were no longer a problem. Score one for Daddy, and good luck to Jerry!

© Trippin' Mama 2010

1 comment:

Suzy said...

Brilliant! I hope you warned Jerry about the creepy eyeballs that were coming to visit!