A parents worst nightmare

Our typical morning consists of Madisyn waking up between 7:00 and 7:30, Rob getting her out of bed and putting her in her highchair with breakfast and some cartoons to watch while he gets ready and until I get up (yes, since Landon, I've given into letting her watch morning cartoons). This morning...

7:40 - Rob comes in to give me a kiss good-bye (I hardly wake up)

8:45 - Landon wakes up

8:46 - I realize what time it is and wonder if Madisyn has been watching cartoons this whole time or if she hasn't woken up yet, and if not... why?

8:46:30 - I get Landon up

8:47 - I notice that the tv is off and Madisyn is not in her highchair watching cartoons

8:47:10 - Despite Landon's hunger cues and surely soaking diaper, I figure I better make sure Madisyn's okay

8:48 - I get upstairs to her room... and she's not in her bed. WHAT?! Not in her bed?

8:48:02 - I begin to freak out

8:48:04 - I search her room, rocking horse, upper bunk, floor, around the dresser (as if she was going to fit into a space a tenth of her size... wishful thinking) and no sign of Madisyn

8:48:10 - I check her bed again, just to make sure I wasn't imagining things

8:48:14 - I look in Landon's room and the bathroom to see if she's there (even though I realize she couldn't be there since her door was still closed and she doesn't know how to open it yet)

8:48:21 - I look in her room again and realize that "bear" (her nighttime necessity) is also gone

8:48:22 - I'm REALLY freaking out

8:48:29 - "Madisyn, Madisyn, where are you? Madisyn?" I start heading downstairs to call Rob, praying that I can get ahold of him, not knowing what to say or how to say it

8:48:33 - I decide to double check her closet, even though her closet door is closed, we always close it when we put her to bed, and again she doesn't know how to open a door yet

8:48:39 - I open the door, "Thunk"... found her (and woke her up)

Obviously we don't "always" remember to close her closet door. Who knows when she went into her closet or why. I am just so relieved that my worst nightmare didn't come true! In actuality, this morning was probably our best morning yet... Landon got up once between midnight and 8:45 and I got to sleep in since Madisyn slept in.


Mindy Wednesday, April 25, 2007 1:08:00 PM  

oh no! you must have been so panicked! thank god she was safely hiding in her closet ... i bet this won't be the last time she "disappears" in interesting locations. when i was little i used to climb inside cabinets, and once my sister even helped me into a suitcase!

meredithcb Thursday, April 26, 2007 5:15:00 AM  

oh tiece- i'm SO glad she's okay (and loved that you included the timing!)

i love that you are getting some decent sleep - I am thinking about you often! thanks for the bday wishes and such! :)

Josh and Kate plus 1 Thursday, April 26, 2007 6:11:00 PM  

OH MY! I can only imagine the panic in your heart! That must have been just awful! Praise the Lord that everything turned out to be ok! Can't wait to meet little Landon! Love you guys!

(photograph by Tina Vink, link on picture as well as below)
We are a busy family of five! I enjoy time with my husband and kids, running, being outdoors, shopping for deals, and cuddling. My wonderful husband keeps busy playing with the kiddos, hunting, fishing, exercising and working on projects around the house. Madisyn is six, in 1st grade, loves being outdoors and isn't one bit afraid of bugs or worms! Landon is four, a spitting image of Daddy, and is the sweetest, naughtiest and funniest little boy, all in one! Tinley was born February 24, 2012 and has already blessed us beyond belief! Here's a glimpse into our crazy and wonderful lives... hope you enjoy!

Tiece of Cake

I've finally decided to make a blog (Tiece of cake) dedicated to cakes... as to not consume the family blog.

(photograph by Mindy Leigh Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Madisyn Grace

Madisyn Grace
"Baby" & "M" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Landon Adrian

Landon Adrian
"LD" & "Bubba" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)