Tuesday, 24 February 2009

The curious incident of the mum in the moonlight

So this weekend I went on a jolly to visit my family in Manchester, I had a lovely weekend planned - culminating in a surprise party on Sunday for my siter-in-law's birthday. Of course, me being me I then got hideously ill on Saturday night, I woke up around 1am with really bad stomach cramps and a feeling I was going to be sick..

After creeping to the bathroom twice already in the dark trying not to wake my parents I then ran to the bathroom for a third time to be sick. Exiting the bathroom in the pitch black again I was staggering quietly back to my room when this little voice came out of the darkness... 'are you ok?'....

I should at this moment point out that I am possibly the jumpiest person around - I don't exaggerate - and have always been a bit spooked by my parents big old house at night. Having imagined being jumped on by a burgalar in the dark for years it was finally happening...

So of course I screamed by head off and my mum (because OF COURSE it was my mum, who else would it have been) stepped out from the dark doorway she was looming in and grabbed me to stop me from falling back down the steps I'd just come up! The next morning my dad pointed out that he 'knew all along' my mum would make me jump and didn't know why she hadn't switched a light on or knocked on the bathroom door. I want to know why my dad didn't tell her that before she nearly made me die of a heart attack!


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Anyway, my mum got me back into bed and then bless her loveliness sat up with me for the next 4 hours as I got more and more ill and even offered to play scrabble with me to pass the time!!! I did decline the scrabble offer as I was at that point hunched over a bowl trying not to be sick, however we did have a good game of I Spy. The only ones I can remember are moisturiser, charger and water chestnuts (yes I had a tin of water chestnuts in my bedroom - isn't that normal?). Either way she definitely redeemed herself by looking after me all Sunday as I went through all the niceties of a 24 hour vomiting bug: she brought me water, a bowl to be sick in, woke me up from my sleep to stick a thermometer under my tongue etc etc... Thanks Mum!

6 comments:

Anna said...

Aw, what a lovely mum indeed. I'm sorry to hear you were ill, you've had a really rough time of it lately haven't you!

Do you know why you're jumpy? Only Gav is too, as I'm sure you know, and I don't really understand it.

x

John Rapp said...

I love that book, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time!

Juniper said...

hmmm me too! Though happily no dogs were injured in the making of this blog post...

John Rapp said...

Haha, that's definitely a good thing. That book is nuts man. I'm autistically fascinated by autism.

Juniper said...

i think there is a little bit of autistic tendencies in all of us. I'm a bit ocd so I find it pretty interesting too!

Gav said...

I wish Anna wouldn't bang on my window when she comes round. It makes me jump out of my skin every single time. Last night I shouted so loud I must have made everyone in the house think I was being murdered.

I don't know why, but my phone ringing doesn't make me jump. Please to be calling phone rather than knocking doors?