Thursday, February 23, 2012

In the Night

My family are night talkers. Talkers, snorers, moaners, but mostly talkers. When the kids were little, when they would talk in their sleep, you would think there was legitimate conversation happening. When we realized that wasn't the case, we would ask "Are you 'in the night' ".

Cody came home last weekend for a few days, as he leaves for Honduras in a few weeks for the summer to paint the interior of the new temple. Exciting for him. Hard to believe he will have been home from his mission there for two years come June.

Anyways, he got a severe case of the Flu, which sent him to bed with a high fever, and multiple other symptoms. He missed his ride back to Utah. In his ill state he has gone between Skyler's queen size bed, and the Family room couch.

A few nights ago, I was up for an hour in the middle of the night, as most menopausal women can relate, with both Cody and Skyler asleep on the sectional, with me on the computer. When my boys began their speaking "in the night"

Skyler was telling some people they were not welcome, asking them why they even thought they could be "here". He was upset one minute and then laughing the next. I kept asking him if he was okay, and he would just respond with a mumble or a "huh?" Yup...In the Night!

About ten minutes later, Cody starts speaking in Spanish for a sentence or two, and then.."Heavenly Father, please guide our paths back to thee, bless us with the Tranquility and Peace that we seek to help us to know that Thou Art There. We ask for Thy Guidance and reassurance that we are walking the path that would be pleasing in Thy sight. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen."

"Cody", says I, "are you awake?" Nope "In the Night".

Ahhh the differences of our children, and the interesting things you hear "In the Night".


Stephanie said...

dThat is hysterical! I laughed out loud the entire time I read this & the entire time Brendon was reading it. I love it!

I often climb into bed after feeding Maggie with Brendon talking "in the night." I always think I'll remember what he said in the morning but never do. Just yesterday I told him that I'm going to see if he'll answer my questions in his sleep.

Breana said...

Haha, this is pretty funny. I have noticed kennedy has been doing this too lately. She was asking me something when she was a sleep and so I put the light on her and...she was out. Hmm... glad it's a Holmes thing.

Marie said...

Neat. It's patently obvious that you have children with good values and standards! I only ever rarely talk in my sleep and then it's only if I am being chased by a bear or some such and calling out for help! Love reading about your lovely family. You are truly blessed. xxoo

Betheny said...

Love, love that prayer. It was beautiful. It's the prayer that I hold in my heart every day. I love reading your blog. It's filled with love and I just love the spirit that it is written in. Love you! (Oh, and those grandbabies of yours are pretty darn cute!)