It felt like my eyes had just closed, and I had only been entering the Land of Nod when he scream jarred me awake.
"Is it Faye or Keith?" I groggily asked.
"Keith, I think." Jeffrey sleepily answered.
It was relevant. If Faye had been awake, she could possibly be ignored, depending on the frequency and strength of her cry. If it were Keith, he would undoubtedly awaken his sister and so had to be helped immediately.
I slipped out of bed and tripped my way into the kids' room. Keith was sitting up with his back to the wall, facing backwards. He was freezing, and still half asleep. I scooped him up and brought him back to our bed to warm up.
I asked him about his bad dream, but he had already forgotten about it. I promptly fell asleep until Keith, all toasty warm again, kicked me. I got up, intent on depositing him back in his bed so I could return to my own. By some chance, I glanced at his face and something looked wrong. I turned on the light and saw blood smeared all over his face.
Another scream from the childrens' room.
All the commotion had awakened Faye.
Jeffrey was in charge of Keith duty, and I got Faye, put her in our bed because I was so tired and didn't want to pace the hall in order to get her back to sleep.
As she and I were cuddled in my bed, slowly drifting back to sleep when we heard Jeffrey carrying Keith down the hall.
"Keith, do you want to come back to Mommy and Daddy's bed?"
"Are you sure?"
"No, I don't want to."
"But you can. Come sleep with Mommy and Daddy, okay?"
"No, I just want my bed.":
So Jeffrey didn't listen to Keith, and brought him back to our bed anyway. Silly boy. Faye loved laying next to her brother. She began touching his face, stroking his hair, poking his eye, and what with one thing leading to another, Faye ended up jumping on the bed, then jumping on both her brother and father. I was tired so told Jeffrey he got the privilege of dealing with it since he brought Keith to bed.
It was a tiring night.
But yesterday was awesome despite my lack of sleep. I went to my favorite store for Faye. It is called "My- sister -in -law's- house- for- her- daughter's- hand- me- downs." She got some awesomely cute clothes. Thanks again, Ashlee!