Monday, June 1, 2009

Graduation Weekend

My posts seem to be few & far between anymore. Life is so busy & I can hardly keep up most of the time. But this past weekend came with a story that one can't help but repeat it I will:

Saturday was graduation in St. Maries. As usual we had a plethora of parties to go to (with my involvement in Junior Miss & Mike coaching wrestling we always get hit hard). We got home on Saturday night at about 10:30 pm. Kaittlin had a babysitting job until about 12:45 am. Cassidy had a friend spending the night & they decided to sleep in the TV room downstairs. Ike figured since they were down there he would sleep in Cassidy's bed in the girls' room upstairs (Kaittlin & Cassidy share the bedroom across the hall from ours).

At 5:00 am on Sunday morning Ike came into our room & woke me up. He said, "Mom, there is a girl in my bed that I don't know". Needless to say that got my attention & I asked him to repeat himself. The second time around wasn't much different, "A girl that I don't know just got into bed with me, I think she's drunk."

By this time Mike was awake & paying attention (imagine!). I quickly decided this problem should be his to solve & turned it over to him, but he wanted to make sure Ike was not sleep walking first & sent me to confirm the facts! So, I put on my glasses, walked to the doorway of the girls' room and sure enough Kaittlin was sound asleep in her bed and Mystery Girl, clad in blue jeans & a yellow hoodie with the hood pulled up, was snoozing away in Cassidy's bed where Ike had been sleeping.

At this point I walked back to our room & told Mike that, indeed, there was a girl in the bed. While he dressed & put his contacts in I asked Ike if he had woke up & she was there or how had the realization of her presence come about. He recounted the following scenario:

Ike wakes up to see the back of a girl, who he thinks is Cassidy's friend, bent over Kaittlin's bed. It appears that she is attempting to reach something near the bed, but is being very careful, possibly trying not to wake Kaittlin. Ike sits up in bed & watches for a few seconds. Then:

Ike: "Just grab whatever you need, you won't wake her up."

The girl turns around & Ike is surprised to find that she is not Cassidy's friend.

Ike (in a surprised voice): "Oh! Hi!?! Can I help you?"

Mystery Girl: "No???"

Ike: "Did you come home with Kaittlin?"

Mystery Girl: "I don't think so?"

Ike: "I'm confused..."

Mystery Girl: "So am I!"

At this point Mystery Girl walked over to Ike's bed, climbed in with him, rolled onto her side, pulled the covers up, & fell promptly to sleep. That is when, he said, he jumped out of bed & came into our room to wake me up.

This is when I walked back into the bedroom, with the entire family behind me, & knelt down next to the bed, & tried to lift up Mystery Girl's hood enough that we could see her face & maybe determine who she was. In retrospect this was probably a very funny sight, a real Goldilocks & the Three Bears moment, I'm sure. Had she woke at this point, she probably would have had a heart attack. But, she didn't wake up & we did figure out who she was. We also figured out that she was probably trying to get to her grandparents house, which is very close by.

We shooed the kids out of the room & tried to decide if we should call someone for her or wake her up & get her to her grandparents house. Due to the hour we decided on the latter & Mike went in to wake her up. He managed to get her up & walked her to her grandparents house & everyone went back to bed. It was quite the morning & Ike will have a story to tell for quite some time.

You know, I've had several people berate me for not locking my doors & telling me what a bad thing it was that she got in, but in hindsight I'm really kind of glad it happened. It was a good lesson to my kids of what can happen when you make not so good of decisions with alcohol, and even more so, I am SO GLAD it was my house this young lady wandered into. She could have passed out in the street & gotten hit by a car, she could have walked into someone's house who would have shot first & asked questions later, she could have walked into someone's house who would have taken advantage of her. Thank GOD my doors were unlocked & she made it somewhere safe!

Ike got an extra Twinkie at Sunday School for having the best story of the week...I think I deserve one too! :)

1 comment:

Mrs. Dole said...

THAT's a good story! I'm going to have to make Mike read this ~ he's been drilling me for details. ;-)I was just telling my niece recently that if someone breaks in, they probably aren't there to have tea ~ I didn't think they'd come in to sleep! HA!