Thursday, May 15, 2008

An Unwelcome Wakeup Call

I was awakened this morning at 6:15 am by this unwelcome alarm clock:

"MOM. DAD. We have an EMERGENCY here."

"What kind of emergency," I asked, not panicked or anxious to leave my warm bed because to my boys, an emergency that early in the morning usually means a lost toy or a missing Nintendo game or a pillow misplacement.

Then, before the fog in my brain even thought of climbing from its comfy slumber, Luke was at my bedside. Looking at him in the darkness, I could see that he was covered with something. It was on his head, face, clothes, arms, and legs. Was that blood? O.K. Now I was awake. Maybe the boys understood the word emergency after all.

I turned on my bedside lamp and looked at Luke in the light. There was my boy, perfectly normal with no sign of blood or injury. I turned the light off. There it was again - the "blood" covering my boy from head to toe. On, off, on, off.

Yes, people, my son was glowing. He had gone to bed the night before with a glow stick and, fiddling with it in the morning, caused it to explode and leak the juice all over his body.

I guess I should have realized sooner that the substance covering Luke wasn't blood. Blood doesn't glow. And it's not hot pink.

14 comments:

MP said...

OMG...Ok that would have freaked me out...you sure it was a glow stick and he wasn't slimed by aliens?

utmomof5 said...

that is the funniest thing I have heard in a long time!!!! Only beacause it didn't happen to me!!

Treasia said...

Oh how funny that must have been. Well maybe not to you but I can just picture it.

Beth said...

My daughter is prone to nosebleeds. She might not get so upset by them if they were bright pink and glowed in the dark!

mommymae said...

oh, man. that would freak me out! and you were right about my favorite name. alas, it probably won't be.

Loth said...

I'm guessing he would have thought that was seriously cool IF ONLY it wasn't pink!!!!

Gregg said...

Who says a missing Nintendo game isn't an emergency?

My daughter's "emergency" wake-ups are usually something along the lines of "can I watch TV?"

or

"Do I have school today?"

Angie said...

THAT'S AWESOME! I got some of that stuff in my eye once - burned like crazy and I immediately started flushing my eye with water determining how I would raise 2 boys with partial blindness that I just KNEW would ensue, but the directions were all like, 'yeah, don't freak. will sting, little water. not toxic. you'll live. we make these things for kids so we are not idiots." Or something along those lines anyway.

KEEP BELIEVING

Kellan said...

Alien blood - ACK!!! It is always something, isn't it?!?!

Hope you had a good day - Kellan

laughingatchaos said...

Holy heck, SO totally something that would happen in my house. But ever since A learned that the glow sticks last longer if you stick 'em in the freezer, we just put them in there until he's forgotten all about them and then off to the dumpster they go! ;)

mommymae said...

at least he didn't say, "MOM. DAD. We have an EMERGENCY here. What's sex?"

Amy said...

That's just crazy!!!

HRH said...

That is seriously freaky! I think you did well to figure out what it was before calling 911. Toooooo funny.

Kathy said...

I'm glad that's all it was. I probably would've thought the same thing, especially in that half-awake state.


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