Thursday, October 19, 2006

Baby, the Rain Must Fall

It rained last night. Great big sheets of rain moving across the parking lot, blowing water all over the place. Every time there's the slightest bit of precipitation at my apartment, the power goes out. Luckily, I remembered this BEFORE the lights went out. Sure enough, as soon as I mentioned to Jamie that we should get the flashlights, the lights flickered. We had the flashlights in our hands no more than 30 seconds before the lights went out.

Jamie doesn't mind the rain, but it absolutely terrifies him when the lights all go out and we're in the pitch black darkness. Kid's got an overactive imagination like his momma. So we always know where the flashlights are kept for power outages.

Well, we were only without power for about five minutes, luckily. But Jamie was afraid to go to bed. Being the savvy mom that I am, I said "Okay, so take a flashlight in the bed with you." Jamie also has his special Build-a-Bear Workshop bear Fuzz Lightyear that he can't sleep without. So off he goes to bed with flashlight and bear, oh - and don't forget his Magic Turtle pillow he's slept on since he was two. It's magic because it keeps the nightmares away. Oh, yeah, and don't forget the Scooby Doo pillow, can't sleep without that. So you can imagine my amusement when I went to check on him and saw this:

There are so many things I find greatly funny about this picture on sooooo many different levels. Then there's also the part of me that loves to watch my boy sleep. When he's sleeping, he looks just like he did as a baby. I've got pictures of him sleeping in Mom's lap where his face looks exactly the same. Gee, where has the time gone?


Suze said...

great picture, jenn! i think my favorite time with daniel is when he's nursing for bedtime. he's sweet and cuddly and curls up like a little comma.

i remember being afraid of t-storms when I was about jamie's age. i think it was mostly due to the smoke alarm situated right outside my bedroom door. it would "misfire" whenever there was lightening b/c it was connected to the electricity supply (though there must have been a back-up battery in case of power outage). being startled awake by the shrill sounds of a smoke alarm will make anyone scared of storms!

Just Julez said...

Jenn, that is just soooo sweet. If I didn't think Alex would box my ears, I'd take one of him right now. I just went in his room to let his groupies out to do morning business, and at nearly 15, he's asleep with his thumb and the same bear he's had for the entirety of his life.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Yanno, Julez, if he's asleep, he'll never know, will he?
Tee hee hee

Anonymous said...

What exactly is that bear doing to that flashlight?

Happy b-day, btw. I'll call you soon.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

I believe the bear is....

holding it for Jamie. But I sure did laugh when I saw it!!!