Thursday, June 25, 2009

Big Faker



I am in so much trouble!!

Let me explain. Ivory has nap time every day. I usually check on her sometime during nap time to see if she is asleep (she takes a nap 4 out of 5 days). She tends to sleep behind her dresser and kind of under the bed recently and that doesn't bother me as long she seems comfortable.

The other day I was downstairs cleaning in the kitchen and I kept hearing noises from upstairs. Some seemed to be coming from the vent (which connects to the vent which is behind the dresser right where she sleeps). I went up to check on her and she was sleeping. Hmm. I must be imagining things. Later, I heard more strange sounds coming from the vent. I went up to check on Ivory and she was asleep. I even checked on Daisy to see if I was hearing something strange from the baby monitor, but all was quiet upstairs. I had one of those 'Am I going crazy?' moments but I shrugged my shoulders and went back to the kitchen. When I heard the noises again, I vowed to get to the bottom of the mystery. I once again went up to Ivory's room and she was sleeping as before, but I thought I detected some movement. I went over and stood very quietly above her and waited. Almost a minute later, one little eyelid cracked open and Ivory peeked around to see if I had left.

WHAT A STINKER! SHE WAS TOTALLY FAKE SLEEPING!! And I FELL for it.

She laughed and I thought she was pretty funny too. Now I check very carefully during nap time to make sure she is really sleeping.

Fast forward to today. I had dropped the older girls off at the Scera for a movie and I was taking Daisy and Ivory home. I was giving her a bit of a lecture about cleaning up her room and putting her clothes away. I told her that first thing when we got home, I wanted her to clean up. We drove in silence for a while and when I looked back again she was asleep. Oh no, I thought, it is her nap time and she is so tuckered out from swimming and everything. I said, "Ivory, we are almost home, don't fall asleep yet," but there was no response; she was out cold. We were only a couple blocks from home and I figured I would take her right upstairs to her bed. I parked and carefully got her out of the backseat and carried her inside. She kept sleeping on my shoulder and we went upstairs. I put her gently in bed and she pulled her blankets up around her face and that's when I saw it. Was that a hint of a smile???

I closed the door softly behind me but now I was curious. I got Daisy out of the car and played with her for a few minutes, but then I crept back to Ivory's door and opened it slowly. There she was sitting on her dresser reading a book.

WHAT A STINKER! I CAN'T BELIEVE SHE WAS FAKE SLEEPING AGAIN. And I almost FELL for it.

She is three for heavens sake. She did not crack a smile at all in the car. I tell you, this girl is a pro. I am in so much trouble. If she can fool me now, can you imagine what she will get away with when she is older?

10 comments:

Emilie said...

That is so funny! That is crazy that she held so still and didn't even crack a smile. You really are in trouble when she is older.

Alissa said...

that's hilarious. i just hope when you say you dropped the older girls off at the scera for a movie, they were accompanied by an adult?

¡Vieve! said...

Holy crap that is awesome! I can't believe she already knows how to fake-sleep!

Maleen said...

Yes, the older girls went to the movies with their dad. He was late getting home so we met at the theater. Normally we switch off (read: I go to all the good movies and he takes them to the rest).

meganmushrat said...

That's MY granddaughter all right! I'm sure she inherited her sneaky genes from me. The next time I visit I'll have to give her some tips on some of my best con jobs!

Jodi said...

That is amazing. Wow- that girl is quite the actress!! Watch out for her- she can keep a straight face!

Desmama said...

That totally cracks me up. Perfecting the art of fake-sleep at such a young age . . . this girl might have a future in acting.

Tim said...

I wish I could be as good as her. Im ok but not quite as good. (I uasully end up asleep).

Sharon said...

Let the games begin - or are you already in the battle for your life. A 3 yr old - scores 2, mom, scores .5 lol....:)

Tim said...

sounds like me...