Sleeping with Mom
Ever notice how a 4 year old's voice is louder than
200 adult voices?
Several years ago, I returned home from a trip just
when a storm hit
with crashing thunder and severe lightning. As I
came into my bedroom
about 2 a.m., I found my two children in bed with my
wife. They had
apparently been scared by the loud storm. I resigned
myself to sleep
in the guest bedroom that night.
The next day, I talked to the children, and
explained that it was OK
to sleep with Mom when the storm was bad, but when I
home, please don't sleep with Mom that night. They
After my next trip several weeks later my wife and
picked me up in the terminal at the appointed time.
Since the plane
was late, everyone had come into the terminal to
wait for my plane's
arrival, along with hundreds of other folks waiting
As I entered the waiting area, my son saw me, and
"Hi, Dad! I've got some good news!"
As waved back, I said loudly, "What's the good
"Nobody slept with Mommy while you were away this
time!" Alex shouted.
The airport became very quiet, as everyone in the
looked at Alex, then turned to me, and then searched
the rest of the
area to see if they could figure out exactly who his