Friday, February 13, 2009

The Nightly Surprise

Every night, Steve and I peek in and check on Jack before we go to sleep. He's so cute cuddled up to his tigers, and it gives me an opportunity to give him and extra kiss.

Lately, this ritual has also been an unexpected source of entertainment.

A few nights ago, we checked on Jack, only to discover that this pajamas were crumpled at the foot of the bed and he was sleeping stark naked.

I have a four-year-old who sleeps in the nude, apparently.

I actually do know where he got the idea of sleeping naked. In Star Wars, Episode III, we see a shirtless Anakin sit up in bed after a nightmare. Jack wondered why he was naked; I explained that he just wasn't wearing a shirt and that sometimes grownups do that.

As would naturally follow, Jack did the same thing... in the dead of winter, on a night that I pretty much slept in a parka.

A few nights later, we heard some commotion up in his room, but since he stayed there and settled down pretty quickly, we let it go. Then, when we went to check on him, Jack was not in his bed. Instead, he had dragged his pillow and blanket onto the floor next to his bed, where he was sleeping, clutching a flashlight and surrounded by boys. The next morning, he explained that he went on a campout in his room.

Last night, again there was a lot of commotion (Jack does not have a future career as a ninja). It went on for so long, that Steve went upstairs to talk to him. Jack had locked his door and got very quiet when he heard Daddy's approach. He said in a wee, innocent voice that he was up to "No-sing" and agreed to settle down.

About an hour later, Steve said he wanted to go check on Jack - the suspense was killing him.

Jack was in his bed...

Dressed...

in his Santa Claus suit.

8 comments:

Roisin said...

AMAZING! Jack may not have a career as a ninja, but he certainly could be an actor! Your little guy is simply priceless!

Oz Runner said...

kids that age are so fun...gotta love it...

Jennifer Burgett said...

I laughed out loud at this post. Thanks!

tfh said...

That's hilarious!

What a good kid, though-- to (not-so) quietly make his creative mischief and then go to sleep by himself, whether nekkid, on the floor, or dressed as Santa!

raulgonemobile said...

Really really funny!

Nat said...

Well.
At least the Santa Suit should keep him warm?

Ninja is definitely not the boy either.

Reluctant Runner said...

What cracks me up about this story is the idea of him lying in bed and thinking to himself, "Before I go to sleep, I really should slip into my Santa suit."

Joe said...

That's hilarious!

Joe
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