Seems like William has been popping up a lot recently on the blog, but he's turning into quite a character. Only in 1st grade, he's beaten Evie in number of trips to the principal's office - a record I would prefer remain at TWO, TOTAL, thank you very much - S&J, no need to break this one! Not a fan of reading, William loves joke books & is starting to spring them out of the blue - sitting on Nana's porch last week coloring: Mom, look under there! Where? There! Look under THERE! Under Where??? And he just smiles :)
I was reading by my book light (can't fall asleep without reading something, old habits die hard!) and I heard some moving about. Evie alerted me to the fact that William had gotten up. I called out and asked what he was doing, he replied he was using the bathroom. Mind you, William moves about like an Mohican stalking something - you DO NOT hear him AT ALL - the only thing I heard was the door latch clicking. Some time passed, Matt had dozed off, and I kept waiting to hear William go back to bed. Nothing. Finally, nervous mommy that I am, I got up to check on him. He wasn't in the bed with Evie, so I checked the bathroom. Didn't see anyone in there, either. Back to the sofa bed where Evie was sleeping, nothing. He wasn't in my bed with Jason, and he wasn't with Matt and Sarah. I went BACK to the bathroom and turned on the light. At this point, I was convinced he'd been stolen right out from under my nose & started to panic. Freaking out, I woke up Matt, who started calling his name. We turned on some lights, Matt again checked the empty bathroom. Now I have to say, I am blessed with a husband who has a great deal of calm and common sense - while I'm freaking out, he's noticing that the door to the room is locked from the inside, so unless we're dealing with an alien abduction, William has to be IN the room. He looked around a bit more, and noticed William stretched out on the floor underneath the sofa bed. Fully awake, not saying a word, I guess he was enjoying the sneakiness of the moment. I wanted to kill him.
Matt pulled him out from under the sofa bed & gave him a swat, and of course he started crying. Through MY tears I explained why I was SO STINKING MAD at him, told him not to do that ever again, and that when we call his name he'd better ANSWER US or have a good reason not to. It took a while for my heart rate to slow down after that adventure, but we all did manage to get some sleep and continue on the next day :)
The BATHROOM is entering its final phase - today the bathroom counter is being installed!!!!!! Which also means, the threshold to the shower is being installed, which means that the shower DOOR can be installed! I am beyond excited to think that maybe by this time next week we will have a fully functioning bathroom again. I know Sarah will be happy to have her bathroom back, she mentioned it again tonight, spoiled princess :)