Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Black Holes at 3am

Last night my little S did not sleep. Thus I did not sleep. I rocked her, I held her, I even begged her but apparently sleep is not her thing. So during the night I watched lots of TV. I caught up on Weeds which I love but not at 3am. I watched old reruns of Sex in the City and when I had exhausted everything else I watched the news. Bad idea. Are you aware that tomorrow some scientists are going to set off an atom smasher. According to some other scientists who don't like the idea a mini black hole could appear that could suck the earth inside out with four years. Arghhhhh!!!!! What are they trying to do to me? Who wants to know about black holes destroying the earth at 3am?

After dealing with this piece of fun trivia I woke up my little B at 6am. As usual he woke up with a big smile wrapped his arms around me. Looked into my eyes and asked, "Mommy how did a baby get in your tummy?" What? Are you kidding me? I'm working on two hours sleep here. But I had planned for this moment. I had the speech rehearsed. I knew when the time came I would be vague yet factual. It would be the start of a truthful interaction between son and mommy. Instead I mumbled something brilliant like "Daddy put it there." B looked at me looked at my tummy shrugged and said, "OK."

If I'm gonna deal with all of this I need more sleep.

24 comments:

texasholly said...

"Daddy put it there" like he left his keys or forgot some papers...hahaha. I think you did good on 2 hours!

Mrs Parks said...

I always say, blame Dad for everything.
If you can put something off till' dinner time, chances are your home free

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Good explanation! Short, sweet, and not too much info!

I remember when I was expecting my youngest, my eight year old wanted a more detailed answer. I went through the whole thing, and she said, "You've got to be kidding! Boy, you really gotta love someone an awful lot to want to have a baby, cause that's disgusting!"

Kristin H. said...

Oh, gawd, yes. Please do not take that one on with only two hours of sleep. Better yet, pass it off to your husband.

Valarie said...

What a thing to start out your day with. :)

Brooke said...

Augh! Now I have to worry about the earth. Those silly scientists, cant they just leave it alone?

Queen-Size funny bone said...

My mother use to run the vacuum in my little sister room and she would fall to sleep.

Mark Salinas said...

At least he stopped at that...didn't ask how...whew!

Heather said...

Now I'm all worried about the black hole thing. Freaky.

When I was pregnant with Cakes, Bee asked me that dreaded question, and so I read her a book. Big mistake.

She told my husband's 95-year-old Grandma that the baby "lives in Mommy's uterus, and she'll come out her vagina!" Grandma was so shocked, we're lucky she didn't have a stroke.

Michele said...

good answer, and it was the truth, too!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Oh I don't think any further explanation is required. Too young for the long version anyway.

I'm going to try to forget about that black hole thing... I lose sleep over that kind of thing...

THopgood said...

There's no amount of sleep available that will make that question easier....trust me on this...

Ren said...

OH lord, we're all doomed. Gotta love those scientists.

MamaGeek said...

You shall seek sleep when they are 18. :)

My Wonderful Men said...

Don't you just love kids and all the questions they have for us!

themommykelly said...

Sorry to hear about you being up all night long. No wonder you're not talking to me! Hope you get some sleep too. Forget about the black hole. It's not in our hands anyhoo.

LOVE your explanation to little B. True, concise and to the point.

Tales From the Eurovan said...

What a great answer! Hopefully that will work for a while!
Take care,
Julie

Tina said...

lol daddy put it there i like it! at least your not lying!

i have a tag for you at my place mate
http://www.mummydiariesblog.com/2008/09/facts-about-me-tag.html

Vodka Mom said...

I have decided to have at least TWO martinis tonight in honor of the end of the world. Come on over.


I saw this on the news. Creeps me out.

twinklescrapbooks said...

Sleep? What is that?
Tina

Meg said...

Great explanation!

As for the black hole thing, that's one of the reasons I live fast and hard and don't care about credit card debt--puts things into perspective.

Chimera said...

Black holes and insomnia...check..me too. I should be babysitting.

So sorry about Kenau.

Miss you,
T x

Kmommy said...

How precious! :) "daddy put it there" i'll have to remember that one.
Yeah, my hubby is all paranoid about the black hole thing... let's just hope nothing awful happens!

April said...

Yeah, that answer works!
I have to try harder to stick to my news hiatus. There's just too much to keep one awake.

 
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