Today I want to share with you a true story from Friday night. My son ‘C’ (7) came home from school and said that he didn’t feel very well. He laid down on his bed and rested for a while. Then, he watched a movie. Later that evening, his scratchy throat felt worse and he had a fever. He ate a little chicken noodle soup, drank some water, took 2 Children’s Tylenol and went to sleep. A few hours later, my husband and I checked on him and went to bed ourselves.
In the middle of the night, we heard him crying (which is rare). We both jumped out of bed to see what was wrong. Did he have an accident? Was his fever spiking? Did he throw up? He said he had been calling for a while and wanted water. I went to get his water while my husband asked him if he was thirsty. He responded, “Yeah! What do you think? It’s 1:30…of course I’m thirsty!” Whoa…”Hon, even if you’re not feeling well, you need to talk respectfully to us.” We gave him the water and he gladly drank. Then, my husband asked him if he would try to use the bathroom. He nodded his head yes. He lifted him up and carried him to the bathroom (across the hall).
On the way, C shouted in an angry voice, “My name needs to be changed TOMORROW!” What? We both looked at each other. “He’s got to be asleep,” I said. As he was going to the bathroom he said, “I have to go to the bathroom at THEIR HOUSE!” Okay…weird. My husband picked him back up and carried him into his room. On the way C said, “You must turn the money SLOWLY.” This all happened back to back, very quickly. What was going on? We totally thought he was awake because he was so alert and responsive, but apparently he was not. The moment his head touched the pillow, he was practically snoring. Instantly – sound asleep. Again, we shared a glance of disbelief with one another and returned to bed.
In the morning, we all shared a good laugh about it. C keeps asking me to tell him ‘the story’ over and over. He thinks it’s hilarious that he said those things, but can’t remember at all. I thought it was pretty funny too. It must’ve been the fact that he wasn’t feeling well and the medicine.