Monday, February 7, 2011

Sleep-Walking with Jade

So, I've always been an active sleeper. I am constantly talking in my sleep, I sometimes hum, and I used to sleep-walk as well. I remember waking up as a child and not knowing where I was. It was terrifying sometimes. I also have very, very vivid dreams. I remember this one - I was maybe 9ish and we had a cockatiel named Kelly. I was dreaming that Kelly was my best friend and she was snuggling me in bed. And then I woke up. But since I was in bed in my dream and in bed when I woke, I couldn't tell where the dream ended and reality began - and I frantically started looking for Kelly in my bed. Couldn't find her. And I started panicking. I remember throwing all my sheets and blankets off my bed and searching desperately through them. No Kelly. Finally I got smart and snuck downstairs (this was a biiiig deal cause it was the middle of the night and there was a pretty strict rule about being out of bed at this time) to check Kelly's cage. Lo and behold - the dumb bird was still in her cage! Another time I had this wild dream about spiders in my room and I had to offer a sacrifice to the queen spider to make them leave. I left my blanket in front of my parents' door. Nice sacrifice.....I know. Anyways, at about this point I finally woke up. The last time I remember sleep-walking was when I was about 18 and living at a friend's house. I woke up with my car keys in one hand and my other was turning the door knob to the front door. Scary. I have no idea where I was planning on going, but I'm sure glad I didn't get there! As for sleep-talking, it happens too frequently to get into. I'm totally unaware when I do it. David just tells me about it if it's interesting enough. Well, it seems I've passed my sleep crazies on to all three of my girls. They ALL talk in their sleep. And at least the oldest two have quite vivid dreams. Don't know about Pie yet....she's too little to tell me. So far, Jade is the only one who sleep-walks. She's done it since she was quite small. I'd wake up to her screaming bloody-murder to find her trapped in a closet. One of the funnier times was a few months back when David and I were watching a show on tv and Jade walked through the family room into the kitchen, opened the fridge (no reason to do that - only water after dinner and the water's on the counter....), stood there for a minute or so, wandered into the living room, then came back into the family room. We were watching her and giggling quietly and finally decided we'd better wake her and find out what she was looking for. So we tried to wake her, but it didn't work. David thought maybe she was looking for the bathroom and he took her there. She just kinda stared at him with this goofy look on her face until he helped her pull her panties down and sit on the toilet. I guess at this point she woke up and started crying. No idea why she would cry about sitting on the toilet. Anyways, she finishes, Dave helps her with her panties, and took her back to bed. The next morning we asked her about it and she didn't remember a thing! Well, the other night she did it again. Dave and I were again watching tv when Jade came out and sat right next to David. I looked at her to tell her to go back to bed, but she had this crazy goofy smile and her eyes were blank. She started giggling and stuck her hand in David's face. By this time, he and I are just laughing cause she's being soooo weird! Jade pushed David till he was laying down then lay down next to him. It took several tries to get her legs up and the whole time she's smiling that goofy grin and giggling. The second she got her legs up, her whole body just relaxed, her eyes shut, and she started snoring. Hahahahaha!!!!! To wake her up, David rolled her off the couch - gently - but she didn't budge! We called her name and for a second her eyes opened, but they were still blank and her crazy grin came back on her face. Then it relaxed again and she was "out". It's always so entertaining when Jade sleep-walks! This pic was obviously taken after her body relaxed. I couldn't find my camera till it was too late. I think next time I'll be faster to grab it. Gotta capture that blank crazy smile look she has!

4 comments:

Bowman-Blog said...

Sounds like you need to keep your doors double locked!

Allison and Mason: said...

That's kinda creepy... I use to have night terrors when I was little and that's kinda like sleep walking... I hope my kids don't sleep walk. A goofy grin may creep me out. :)

ballerina girl said...

I think it takes after the wakamatsu side, Kori has some great stories if you asked :) I don't sleepwalk but have very vivid dreams.

SlowDancer777 said...

MMMMMMMMMM Sweet