Rock around the clock

What is this, you ask?

No, it is not that.

Ever since they were about a year old, both kids have had a habit of rocking back and forth on their hands and knees while in bed.  This has always been their way of soothing themselves.

Let’s examine some of the more interesting repercussions of this behavior:

– We can tell when they are not sleeping well, since we can hear them from our room next door.

– There is a recessed light in the kitchen directly beneath J’s bed.  The bulb has to be replaced about every two weeks, thanks to the vibrations coming from above.

– Any scraped knees must be well bandaged before bed

– No matter the temperature, we have to put socks on J at night.  Otherwise, when he wraps his feet around the slats in his bed and rocks back and forth, he wears blisters on his feet and ankles.

– The worst occurs when we need to sleep in the same room with them.  On one trip, we purchased a couple of inflatable beds so they wouldn’t have to sleep on the floor.  Now think of the squeaking sound that inflatable vinyl mattresses make.      Over.   And.   Over.      At 2AM.

– Imagine visiting friends in another city.  Imagine spending the night at said friends’ house.  Imagine what said friends think is happening when they hear that sound coming from next door.  ‘Nuff said.

Let’s hope the kids outgrow this before their first sleepover.

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One Comment on “Rock around the clock”

  1. carpoolqueen Says:

    This friend would have never believed it had she not heard first-hand.

    You have some seriously rockin’ kids.

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