I Heard You Just Fine

August 2, 2009 @ 10:27 am | Filed under: Family

I was up very early with the baby this morning, and after a less-than-restful night I was badly in need of a nap by 8 a.m. Scott encouraged me to go for it, so back to bed I went. I didn’t so much as open the book I’m reading (The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, a winner so far): just closed my eyes and I was out.

When Scott woke me, I could tell I’d been asleep for a good long while. “What time is it?” I mumbled, still half asleep.

“Nine.”

That was perfect: I’d had an hour-long nap and still had plenty of time to get ready for church. I usually take the older kids to the 10:30 Mass and Scott stays home with the little ones. I got up, put in my contacts (no close calls with toothpaste this time) and was enjoying my usual breakfast of yogurt-with-almonds when Scott said something about my needing to get going if I was planning to make the 10:30.

“What do you mean?” I was asking, “I have loads of time—” when I looked at the clock for the first time and saw that it was 10:20.

“What!” I shrieked. “You said it was nine o’ clock!”

“No I didn’t,” said Scott in bewilderment. “You never asked me what time it was.”

“Yes I did!”

“Honey, no you really didn’t.” His voice was exceedingly gentle, like the tone you use with a crazy person. I could see that he thought I must have dreamed the conversation, but it had been less than ten minutes ago and I knew it had happened.

“I really did,” I persisted. “I said, ‘What time is it,’ and you said, ‘Nine.'”

Scott burst out with a laugh. “Oh! I thought you said, ‘How are the kids,’ and I said, ‘Fine!'”


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  1. His voice was exceedingly gentle, like the tone you use with a crazy person. I could see that he thought I must have dreamed the conversation,

    Scary, kinda.

    This sort of thing is happening more and more to me, actually!

  2. But, did you make the 10:30 Mass?? (Enquiring minds and all that).

  3. Oh, this sounds like a conversation that would happen in my house! 🙂 On another note, I remember those all nighters with the kids all too well ((shudders)) and those mornings when you need a nap by 8 a.m. Hope you are able to get more sleep tonight!

  4. LOL!

  5. Yeah, I’m wondering if you made it, too!

  6. That conversation could totally take place between my husband and me! In fact, I think it did! LOL. Love your blog, by the way.