Prowlers in the house?!


One thing that I have learned from having children is that they never cease to amaze you in so many different ways. They most certaintly amazed us in a most comical way this weekend!
Saturday night we put Hailey and Mary Kathryn to bed at around 9:00pm. Since it was a weekend night we let Mary Kathryn sleep with Hailey in her bed. When we went to bed later that night the girls were both sleeping soundly. At around 2:30am Michael woke after hearing several bumping noises coming from somewhere in the house. He said he listened and became sure that he could hear someone moving around and just knew someone was in the house. He started to head downstairs to check things out and noticed that Hailey’s bedroom door was shut and he could see light coming out from under the door. He opened the door and looked in only to see Hailey standing at her dresser brushing and arranging her hair and Mary Kathryn sitting on the floor writing on a dry erase board and surrounded by stuffed animals and dolls pretending to teach them! He said the scene looked just like something that would go on during the middle of the day! Michael, who cycles through night and day shifts at work, said that for a moment he wondered if it was he that was confused whether it was night or day. After glancing over at Hailey’s princess clock and seeing that it indeed was 2:30am he asked the girls “WHAT are you girls doing? It is 2:30 in the morning!”. He said that Hailey and Mary Kathryn both looked shocked and said “We thought it was morning!”. Apparently, the moon was so bright coming through the closed blinds in Hailey’s room that Hailey had woke Mary Kathryn up to play! And play they were! There is no telling how long they were up playing dress up and school. Lucky for me and Bella, we slept right through their middle of the night playfest. This is sure to be one of those funny stories we talk about for years to come.

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