One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

New Milestone

Last night marked a new milestone for us. Genna got scared enough that I brought her to mommy and daddy's bed.

I was home alone with the girls and getting ready for bed. At around 10:45 Genna woke up crying and calling for mommy. I went in to see what was wrong, and saw that she was really freaked out. I brought her into the kitchen to give her a drink of water and a chance to snap out of it. After several pulls on the old sippy cup, Genna wiped her mouth and began her tale ...

"I'm scary (scared), dad."
"Oh? What are you scared of?"
"I'm scary of the monster in my crib."
"Oh. Do you want me to go look? I don't think there isn't a monster in your crib."
"Yes, there is a monster in my crib. Chicken Elmo is in my crib."

There we had it. Genna had been visited in her sleep by her arch rival, Chicken Elmo. I sang to her, got her laughing and after a while tried to put her back in her crib. She wouldn't have it - it was put up with her shrieking in fear or bring her to bed. So, for the next half hour I tried to sleep while Genna tossed and turned next to me. It wasn't until Annie got home that Genna would finally go to her own crib.

Let's have a bit of a breather before the next milestone, shall we?


Chelsa said...

Have you even considered the possibility that Chicken Elmo really was in Genna's crib? Maybe he was looking for a rematch, and only disappeared before Annie got home because he is not man enough to face Andrea's scrappiness.

Raging Wombat said...

Chelsa, you are either the craziest, or the sanest person I know. I will have to watch for Chicken Elmo in the future. I think some webcams will be in order.

Kelly said...

Poor Baby, I think that it's time to religate CE to the depths of Mommy and Daddy's closet again. Remember, you don't want to fall into the steps of our dad living off the thrill of scaring your children. Look at your self and how you've never managed to conquer your Arachniphobia.

Raging Wombat said...

Annie offered to Genna yesterday to throw Chicken Elmo away. Genna said no, "he can stay int he basket." She must be a glutton for punishment.

Chelsa said...

I think she's smart. If you throw chicken elmo away, he could wind up anywhere. if he's in the basket, you can keep your eye on him.

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