Thursday, January 14, 2010

The dog is dead??

It has been quite the week around here. Yesterday morning I woke up at 6:50 a.m. and saw light shining under my door. This meant that Cody was up, as usual. I was frustrated, but tried to go back to sleep. Within twenty minutes of that, Cody came into our room and said, "There's something wrong with Radar." My eyes opened and I made a vocal sound, hoping that Mike would check it out, seeing his alarm was about to go off anyway. He did not. Cody said again, "There's something wrong with Radar. His mouth is weird." (Radar is our dog, if anyone doesn't know.) I said, "What do you mean, Cody? What's wrong with him?" He said, "His mouth is all black and weird." I was getting concerned at this time. Then I said, "Well is he moving??" Cody said, "No. He's not moving. He's dead." I threw the covers off and ran to the kitchen, where a very alive Radar was enjoying the comfort of the carpet, where he is not allowed to sleep. I had a close look at his mouth, which looked completely normal. Sheesh. I wondered if he had gotten a mouthful of Cricket's black hair, because she had run away when I came out, but I didn't see anything unusual.

The thing is, when you have kids like mine, you don't need to drink coffee for a buzz in the mornings. Waking up to major adrenaline rushes usually does the trick for me. Whatever possessed him to tell us that the dog was dead is beyond me.

Today I'm battling with Cody yet again. Earlier, he actually bit Jamie. Hard, I think, because Jamie's cry was not the usual "he hurt me" kind of cry. It was more intense and more desperate. Right now things are fine because Jamie is sleeping. Cody is playing nicely, but Micah just got it in his head that he wants to eat right NOW! He is due, so I guess I'll be ending this here. I have homework due tomorrow, so I likely won't have time to write any more today. I better go. My baby is desperate!

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