Let me ask you this: If your husband declared in the middle of the night that he was going to go sleep in the other room because he really needed his sleep, would that rub you the wrong way?
You see, the kids had invaded our bed and one youngest of the mini Ranters was in full whine mode. And with all that going on, it was Mr. Rant's statement that woke me up.
The thoughts that went through my head were "What the hell did you just say?!" "You spoiled freaking brat!" and "Your parents..." I stopped that last one right in it's tracks. Must not blame the parents for Mr. Rant occasional holier or more important than thou attitude. They have nothing to do with the argument. It is not important that every time we see them they say he looks so sleepy and that he should leave the kids with me and take a nap.
Funny enough, Mr. Rant always looks at me at that moment with half hope and half mock. He knows when they say that it annoys the crap out of me. I think he also looks back to make sure I'm not in my pouncing stance ready to take them all out and show them who's really the tired one here! Fyi, they used to say the same thing while I was a nursing Mother with a newborn. "Poor baby, aren't you getting any sleep? Is the baby keeping you up?"
If they had asked me, I could have told them hell no he wasn't being kept up! I had to keep my oldest out of the bed as he was sleeping so damn hard I was worried he'd roll over and take him out.
But jokes on him. After last night's comment, and his full night of sleep, he's on Daddy duty this morning.
That's why when I heard my 2 yr old yell pee pee potty I told Mr. Rant that it was his turn. You see, I knew the tone of that innocent sounding yell and it was not innocent at all, that and he was already too late.
I'm incredibly immature but when I heard his "oh crap!" it made me smile. Just so you know, he wasn't speaking figuratively.