The Whole Banana for Matty

This is a little hard to read, but oh well. Thanks to Kelly & April for the loan of your scanner!

Top 10 reasons it's impossible to take a nap in my house

As soon as I decide to take a nap:

10: They start mowing the lawn in the common gardens behind our house.

9: The three-legged cocker spaniel next door decides to have a bark-fest in the back-yard.

8: The phone rings.

7: My cell-phone rings.

6: The door-bell rings.


5. Allergy season gives me raging headaches whenever I'm horizontal.

4. If the dog is in the room, she snores.

3. She also has bad gas.

2. My son's asthma has in no way limited his lung capacity or ability to thunder down the tile stairs yelling "Moooooooooooooooom" for whatever his latest need may be (fix the TV, kill the fly/bee/bug that is annoying him, getting him a drink/snack, asking to play on a computer etc.)

And the top reason I cannot take a nap...

1. My husband comes in just when I am either about to fall asleep or have just done so, and starts shaking the bed while he laughs about his latest "joke".



Life has been quite something around here the past 10 days. Both my boys are sick, and I have not slept through the night more than once in the past 2 weeks. Nicolas has allergic asthma, so I've been getting up every night with him. Last night I didn't have to give him any inhaler puffs, so that was an improvement. I did have to get up and try and kill a mosquito that was tormenting him (that boy is a mosquito magnet.) and then to turn off the vaporizer since the tank only holds eight hours worth of water. Who designs these things?

Troy has had some sort of flu thing for the past several days with achy body and slight fever. It's 8:23 and he's been in bed for half an hour! Everything feels slightly off kilter.

Anyway, that's the news from here. Thus no brain power to write anything intelligent!