Sleepwalking Nightmare

2 words: Oh Boy!! So this didn’t start off as a funny story. It started as pretty daggum aggravated story. But feel free to laugh.. it’s quite funny looking back. 

So the boys are usually a little hard to wake up.. a little fuzzy when they fall asleep on the couch on I try to get them to their beds. There is normally some confusion. But honestly, nobody in our house sleepwalks that I’m aware of. Usually when I wake up to a little face standing over my bed they are wide awake and not confused at all. They know what they want and they ask for it.. right after I get my heart out of my throat and back in my chest. 

So fresh off of vacation.. the gang’s all back together at home. It’s been rough.. but I’m going to survive. Lol All the boys pile up on the couch to watch two movies they’ve picked out and agreed on. Halfway through the first movie I wake up 3 of them.. we do the confusing state for a few minutes and they’re off to bed. But not Brayden. 

No sir! This guy will stay up for a week straight if he can just watch movies. 

He was still very awake and watching the movie. I let him stay up. Lucky for him, I was suffering from insomnia and was up blogging until about 2:00 a.m. 

So the end of the second movie arrives. He is laying beside me on the couch.. asleep. Now that I’m also a little drowsy I decide to wake him up.. face the confusion.. guide him to  bathroom to avoid any accidents.. then off to bed. 

Upon waking Brayden I realize there has already been an accident. He hasn’t had one probably in 6 months. But here we are… all laid back, summer mode.. just got off of vacation. He probably “had too much to drink” today. Little irritated but nothing I can’t handle. I get him up on his feet and let him know he needs to go change his PJ’s. He heads for the bedroom. I begin my search for fabric cleaner (later to discover it’s outside in my husband’s truck.. & it’s raining outside!!) This 2 a.m. adventure is quickly escalating and I’m feeling a little more than irritated.

After Brayden got into his bedroom he shut the door. This is weird. We don’t shut doors.. especially at night. So.. I break away from the search and go see what’s up. I open his door. He is standing there just inside the room. Still in the PJ’s I last saw him in. Hmmm. What in the world? I don’t know. So I ask him- what are you doing, Brayden? He makes several attempts to explain. He says something about a beeping noise. Words are slurred and jumbled. DEFINITELY too much to drink! Haha!

I finally cut him off and speak slowly. Clearly, he is still confused. I ask him to please change out of these PJ’s and underclothes into clean ones and then please take the dirty ones to the laudry room (right next to his bedroom… seriously wasn’t asking a whole lot). I assumed we were both on the same page so I returned to search for my cleaner to scrub the couch.

I’m looking on every surface in our home. I’ve turned our bedroom light on twice (waking the dog but not Austin). I just saw the cleaner not 5 hours ago! Where has it gone? Back to the kitchen. I grab a dishcloth still looking on every counter for about the 5th time! I step out of the kitchen and head for the living room (again)! As soon as my foot steps into the living room I realize Brayden is standing naked in the hallway just outside his room, right in front of the CLEAN laundry TUB (this isn’t a basket.. this is a TUB where 4 kids clean clothes can all be piled together!). Oh my. 

It takes a moment to register what is happening. Yes, that’s what I thought- he is peeing on the clean clothes! Drowsiness is immediately gone. Not tired at all as I get closer to the laundry basket and realize it’s half full! A quick clean up just turned into a whole nother load of laundry. Yay!

I ask Brayden what he is doing. He tells me several times that he doesn’t know. By this time I’m thinking about having a drink. 3:00 in the morning. To aggravated to sleep! Haha!

Anywho, after waking Austin to retrieve the cleaner from wherever he’s put it (in his truck), cleaning the couch, & starting some laundry I think it’s safe to say that I’ve survived my very first sleepwalking nightmare. Also safe to say Brayden officially has a liquid ration for the next few days and also a summer bedtime of about 9:00 p.m. so he doesn’t get this tired again. Lmbo!

2 thoughts on “Sleepwalking Nightmare”

  1. My sister and both her boys sleepwalked when younger. If it’s any consolation they outgrew it before mid-teens! Dad had to put extra locks on the doors so my sister didn’t walk out of the house! They even found her making a bath for herself once at 2am and she said she was going to be late for school! Lol

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