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Hysteria of Quantum Proportion

December 7th, 2007

On Friday nights we go to a friend’s house for a small group Bible Study.   The eight couples share a meal and then talk, and all the kids (13 of them) get shuttled downstairs with two brave babysitters for the two hours.   Kenny loves it.   He loves the little crafts they do, the stories they read, and the mass chaos during play time.   Most of all, he loves when someone brings a DVD.

Tonight was a movie night – The Jungle Book – ironically the only full length movie he’s ever seen!   And instead of crackers and cheese, the snack tonight was cookies.   He was in heaven.   That is, heaven until reality set in.

Ok – dark basement + past bedtime  +  animated movie + cookies….   What does that equal?   A kid who dissolves into the biggest tantrum I have ever seen upon arriving home.   It started when Casey carried him from the car to the house – we have a detached garage, and it’s a 75 foot walk, so in the icy conditions, Casey was just trying to help.   Kenny, however, must have really wanted to walk  because he  screamed like he was being tortured.   Once in the house, he stood wedged in a corner, tears streaming, and screamed without ceasing.   I finally managed to get a hold on him and took him upstairs, where the scenario repeated itself in his room.   For twenty minutes.   He finally fell into a snore, curled in the fetal position with his head on my knee in the bed, naked from the waist down and sweaty from the calisthenics.

If only I could have a glass of wine after all that… …


  1. Kimmie says

    …ah! But that is where the ice cream addiction starts! 😉
    Hope the little guy had some good rest!

    December 8th, 2007 | #

  2. Olivia says

    I am quite used to all three of my little blessings falling apart every Wed night after our small group Bible study those poor girls have to give them something with sugar in it just to make it through with 12 kids in a basement as well…. But some adult time is worth the bed time battle when we get home. congrats on the new baby!

    December 11th, 2007 | #

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