Thursday, June 2, 2011

Proud Mommy Moments: Is she Asleep?

It's Thursday! Time for PMM-
What are they? If you don't know you can read about them here.
Don't forget to head over to Kmama's blog-my cohost and read her PMM too.
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We all have talents. For some it is music, for others it is sports, some people are great story tellers. Me- I am a good sleeper-well a good fake sleeper that is. I have had this talent since I was a young child. I would utilize it when it was time to clean the bedroom my sister and I shared or when it was time to help around the house. I clearly remember one time, I was probably around 11 years old, my sister was 7. My mom said she wanted us to help fold the towels when the dryer finished.

I played (or whatever 11-year-olds do) for a bit then lay down in the middle of the living room floor. And after the right amount of time, my eyes slowly started to get heavy and then I was "asleep". I had it down to a science, nice slow breathing, no fake snoring-as fake snoring is so obvious-just slow deep belly breaths in and out.

"The towels are done time to fold them" I hear my mom say. I continue my breathing, my eyes never flinching. "Come help me fold them" she says to my sister.

"But why doesn't Emily have to fold them?" she asks.
"Don't bother her, she is asleep, she must be tired"

And me, inside I am cheering and laughing-but on the outside I don't even crack a smile. Fake sleeping 1- everyone else zero.

Okay, so how in the world is this a PMM? Well you see last one night we got home close to bedtime. Alex fell asleep on the way home. When this happens usually when Eric carries her in she wakes up. This time she didn't stir.

"What should we do?" Eric asked.
"I guess just put her to bed."

He carried her upstairs, layed her in bed, and covers her with the blankets. She was still dead to the world.

"She really is out" I say. At which point I see something, I see a faint smile begin to form on her lips and then boom she is sitting up and laughing.

Yes, like mother-like daughter. I couldn't be more proud!

Oh and she makes her daddy proud too with her ability to sleep anywhere and anytime. Here is a little video to show you what I mean.

What is your PMM this week?


  1. Oh my gosh! She is GOOD!!! She's got it down. Great gene passing, Emmy!

  2. You cracked me up with your sleeping story and how funny that you passed your talent on to your little girl!
    Ha you guys are a riot!!

  3. Too funny.

    I'm trying to think of something to add, but I can't think . . . I should try and pay attention this week for a PMM.

  4. I am always amazed at how kids can sleep any where.

    And that video is priceless.

  5. Emily is like that and so is Nicole. They can totally play possom. Not me, or Kristin or Ryan. We just start laughing.

  6. Hopefully my kids never learn that talent!

    The video is too cute! My son sleeps like that. The world could end and he would be sleeping away.

  7. hahhaha My daughter does that so we'll carry her to bed. It doesn't work anymore, tho ;)

  8. Man I wish I had thought of that when I was a kid!

  9. I was notoriously good at faking that my brother had hit or pinched me. I had something like a 98% rate with my dramatic acting.

  10. That's so funny! I can't believe she's NOT asleep!

  11. Oh, that is too funny! I think I need to work on my fake sleeping!

  12. I am also a great fake sleeper. I have guilt about it...sometimes.

  13. Oh my, that's FUNNY. See, we used to be such brats and then our kids totally do the same bratty things we did!

  14. Ha ha! She got you GOOD! Real good. And she knew it.

    Hey, just added you to my Cheeseroll. Congratulations!

  15. Too funny, what goes around comes around!

  16. I wish I could fall asleep anytime, anywhere. I need my bed...and complete quiet...and darkness!

  17. That's the best story ever - the two of you and your skills! Love it! And that sweet sleeping face, kills me!!

  18. Bah! What a funny little girl! I wish I had that talent. Sheesh. My eyes wiggle and go all over the place when I pretend to sleep. Its like I can't control them.

  19. That's hilarious. I wish my kid was like that! He'd probably sleep 24 hours a day if we let him, but only if he's in a quiet room by himself. I can't remember the last time he fell asleep when anyone else was in the same room with him- I think the last time he did it he was jut a small infant. That's adorable that your daughter got your special talent. =)