Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Amy's Bedtime Routine... according to Alisa

If you tell Amy to go to bed, she will. But then she'll remember that she's thirsty. So she'll go upstairs to get some water. Seeing the sink will make her think of dripping faucets..... so she'll check every water apparatus in the house. Even the ones outside. Coming back in the house will make her wonder if all the possible entrances are secure. So she'll check the doors and windows... even those above people's beds. Then, feeling safe, she'll lay back down. But the nightlight (that her sister insisted on having), burning brightly, will cause her to think of the electricity that could be wasted should a spare bulb be burning unnecessarily. So she'll get back up and roam the house, searching for any lights or appliances that might be left on. As she goes back to bed, Jack will bark outside and Amy will remember that he needs to be sleeping in the basement. So she rises. Again. And lets the dog into the house. She starts to get back in the bed but realizes her hands are dirty. She goes to the bathroom and washes them. Seeing her chapstick on the counter makes her think of her dry lips and she applies it generously. Finally refreshed and at peace, she sinks back into her pillow. As the chapstick refreshes her lips, she begins to realize that her throat is still dry and that she's still thirsty. So she'll go upstairs.....

3 comments:

John & Laura Arnold said...

This is hilarious! I am amused by your posts...reading your blog is one of the highlights of my days ; )

Amy said...

Thanks Laura! Alisa gets credit for this one, though. Jeff was out of town and I spend the night with her. When i got up... again, she started telling me my story. With some exaggeration, of course.

S. W. K. said...

how fun! i love sisters and when they tell us how we are...and they exaggerate...always...

laura likes to tell a story about how i used to yell at a motorcyclist who sped down our road. it's embarrassing, but it's a true story.