Monday, January 19, 2009

The Bud-sicle

I am eagerly anticipating a good night's sleep tonight. I am so hopeful that it will really take place. We finally went this afternoon and got Bud a space heater for his room-- one of the new-fangled fancy kinds with a thermostat. 

When we plugged it in the outlet in Bud's room, and the thermostat flashed the room's current temperature.... oh, I felt sooo bad. It read 64 degrees! And that's during the warmest time of the day for his room! It gets so much colder than that during the night-- we just hadn't realized how cold! No wonder I'm kept up all night with his monotone calls of, "Mah-am! I need my covers on! Moh-ahm! I need to be covered up!" 

Bud always looks so tired-- I mean, completely wiped out. The poor kid hasn't been getting any sleep either! He's just spending his nights as a little Bud-sicle, trying to get warm. Here's to hoping that the space heater will allow us both to get the sleep we so desperately need! 

5 comments:

Becki said...

Good luck! I hope it's working. Max always needs about 5 blankets to stay warm enough.

Pete Pages said...

I really hope it solves the problem and that you all feel more rested tomorrow. Loved the photos of you guys with your cousins on FB, btw. I don't think I've ever seen those. So cute.

jwise said...

Oh, poor guy. :( Yeah, here's hoping that the space heater works...for BOTH of you!! :)

Jen said...

That is the saddest mother guilt story! (I have lots, but I don't think I've shared any, they make me feel too awful.) I'm glad yours has an easy solution!

The Laundry Queen said...

Yes, Jen, a lot of guilt. Only made worse when JA said, "wouldn't it be funny if all of the sudden he started to grow, since he's not having to use up all of his energy to stay warm?"