Thursday, August 21, 2014

Scary Vacation Mishap

I am thanking the Good Lord this morning for His protection!

Last night was a typical night in the hotel. We got jammies on, read a story, and settled everyone in on their sleeping bags. Then, the Farmer and I turned in too! Everyone was more tired than usual from the very long hike at Agate Fossile Beds, but other than that, a normal night.

Though I was very tired, I wasn't sleeping very soundly when I thought I heard a door click. I laid there for a minute thinking one of the kids had gone to the bathroom when I realized the light in the room hadn't changed-which would have happened had someone gone to the bathroom!  So I got up to check the room: JONNY WAS GONE!

I rechecked the bathroom to make sure, but he wasn't in the room! Seeing as it was some time between 11 pm and 3 am, it took my brain a minute to put it all together. When I did, I opened the outside door which wasn't locked and looked out!

Way down at the opposite end of the hall, there was Jonny looking around like nothing was wrong and he was enjoying the scenery. Not caring that I was in my pjs, I quickly walked down to him and with a little persuasion coaxed him back to the room. Once inside, he laid down and was completely out!  Apparently he was sleep walking.

This morning when I asked him if he remembered any of it, he said he didn't remember anything but he did have a dream about going through a door and down this really cool road!  

All I can say for sure is that I didn't sleep much the rest of the night and the next time we stay in a hotel, I will be putting something in front of the door so it doesn't happen again! Thank God I woke up and nothing dreadful happened!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:51 PM

    Oh, Melanie!!! I can feel your heart racing right now!! How frightening!! Has he ever done any sleep walking before? I know as a child I would walk in my sleep...I even do sometimes now only it's medication related now. Be safe as I'm sure you are. I hope you are having fun.

    I love all of you,
    Mom

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