Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tales from the Crypt, I mean, Sleepwalking Adventures

So my little guy (who will be 4 years old next Sunday, where does the time go???) started sleepwalking just in this past year. Mostly when he does it, he cries, and I find him hiding under the dining room table. For whatever reason, that is where he typically goes. And he is IMPOSSIBLE to wake up. IMPOSSIBLE. I have shaken that poor child trying to wake him to calm him down bc of his crying.

So Friday night was like any other night. He goes to bed; when he falls asleep we move the baby's swing in there & she goes to sleep. (She's got reflux and needs to sleep upright. I'm sure this will make it into another future post. Ay yi yi.) Okay normal so far.

About 2 am I hear Austin crying. I debated on whether or not to make Hubs go deal w it, but decided to be nice bc he was picking up overtime on Saturday. So I get up, walk into the room...And I see poor little crying Austin standing directly in front of his baby sister and I realize what is going on which leads to this reaction:


And I literally leap and grab him and pull him backwards. He continues crying & peeing, he's asleep through all of this, has no idea what the hell he's doing. I look and see he's nailed the edge of the swing and Brynn's blanket is wet, but he BARELY missed "giving her a golden shower" as hubs puts it. So at this point, there is nothing to be done, except wait for him to finish peeing. On the carpet. That got shampooed 2 weeks ago bc he's been peeing on it. So he finishes, I get a wet washcloth, take off his cloths, get him cleaned up, put on a new t-shirt & new little boxer briefs on him. Mind you, still asleep; still crying. Cannot get him to wake up. I take him into our bed, quickly tell Hubs what happened & that he won't wake up, so please get him calm while I clean Brynn's stuff & scrub the carpet. He quickly was sound asleep & quiet again, I take him back to his bed...

The next morning the first thing he said to me was "Mom, why am I wearing this???" bc he knew that's not what he went to bed in. Kid has no clue any of this even happened.


  1. Poor little guy. I wonder what 4-year-olds dream about that make them sleepwalk and sleep-pee?? I mean, I wouldn't imagine they dream about cats stealing their souls or, God forbid, chat roulette.

  2. I would kill myself if this happened. But seriously, found you at MODG. Can't wait to read more.

    My little girl also had very very severe reflux. Let me know if you want some trickies to help it.

  3. Oh my goodness!! What a fun thing to be dealing with at 2 in the morning :) Have you looked up night terrors? My little guy had them when he was still in the crib, but we could not wake him up and he would be crying bloody murder...just a thought.

  4. Oh my goodness. That poor little munchkin.

  5. No I haven't looked into night terrors, good thought, I will do that!

  6. OMG! I am so sorry! At first when I read this I was feeling so bad for you because I cannot imagine what that would be like to have Johnny go through that, but then I was laughing so hard and now I am feeling bad again. I hope that you get some sleep tonight and that there are no golden showers or sleep walking adventures.

  7. Oh honey... Sorry. This made me laugh, though. A LOT. I have dealt with many a sleep-walker in this household. It seems to be a phase that most kids go through at least once. Justin just grew out of his most recent phase. Every night, around midnight, I'd hear a LOUD thump followed by a sighting of Justin doing his scary-zombie walk in the hallway. I'd call out "Back to bed! Back to bed!!" and he'd calmly turn in a circle till he walked back to his bed. Every. Night. My husband didn't believe me till he witnessed it. It's EERIE.

    Also, the crying while peeing? Did that, too. Though never on a sibling. That's pure bloggy gold.

  8. Wow...that would make me crazy! I'm sorry that your little guy is a sleepwalker/pee-er. It's a good thing he has a good mama to take such great care of him when it happens.

  9. Oh, I'm sorry that your little guy is a sleepwalker.
    But sorry, your post made me laugh; how funny you described the situation!
    Betty xx