Feb 12, 2008

Skunks and a Stinky Night

What's up with all the skunks in the upstate? I don't get it. I'm from Cheraw, and if any girl had ever smelled a skunk, you would think it would be me. Well, to my best recollection, I never smelled skunk until I moved to the upstate. I have a 40 minute drive to work every day, and I am not kidding when I say I pass at least 2 freshly squashed skunks per week. The smell is HORRIBLE, and I almost gag every time I have to pass one. Well, yesterday was a banner day, as I passed 4 roadkill skunks in ONE DAY! The worst part is, in trying to dodge one, I hit it a little bit and now my car STINKS! I walked out in the garage this morning and could still smell the stench!

After a stinky day, I had an equally stinky night. Let me begin by saying we never let Camryn sleep in the bed with us when she was a baby. We just didn't think it was a good habit to start, so even when she was screaming her head off at 5 months old and it would have been easy just to put her in the bed with us, we didn't do it. For the past month or so, ONLY on Saturday mornings, I get Camryn when she wakes up and bring her to bed with us. I do it just so I can have 15 or 20 minutes to get myself used to the idea that I need to get up. She doesn't sleep, but she does lay there quietly and cuddle with me. Well, last night at 1:27 am, Camryn woke up crying. I went in to check on her, and she was standing in her crib. I hugged her and told her it was still night-night time. She told me she wanted to come night-night with me. I thought "Uh oh! What have I started!" and told her she needed to stay in her crib and to lay down with her babydoll. She lay down quietly for about 5 minutes then started crying again. This went on for an entire hour and a half. Jason and I went in several times - we couldn't figure out anything wrong with her but she cried on and off for the entire hour and a half. I don't know if she just didn't want to be by herself or what. We may have to stop this Saturday thing if she starts thinking she needs to come to bed with us every time she wakes up in the night.


Lindsay said...

Sounds like you've started something!! :) Maybe last night was a fluke, though. I'd still say Saturdays are ok if she doesn't keep this up during the week!