Jayna, Jayna, Jayna.
What with all the coughing and screaming and crying and whining and sneezing and medicine-taking and waking-up-before-6 a.m.-ing, surely you need a nap. I mean, sweet mother of Christ, you are so overtired and congested and miserable that you have been splitting my fucking eardrums with your banshee howl ALL. DAY. LONG.
Naps have been hit-or-miss (mostly miss) with Jayna for the past several months now, and woe be unto us, for both children now run us ragged for 14 non-stop hours per day. But today … today it was painfully obvious that she needed a nap … and we needed her to take one.
Mounted over the beds in each of the children’s rooms are night-vision-equipped cameras that allow us to
spy on them make sure they’re OK during nap time and/or at night.
Time for a pop quiz, class!
True or False: The child shown on the monitor in the picture above can be seen here sleeping peacefully after agreeing without quarrel to climb into bed and take her much-needed nap.
Wow! Looks like you all came up with the correct answer! Nicely done!
After screaming and crying and wailing and protesting vigorously, and after both her mother and I had each tried to convince her that sleep was required, the child actually stood on her bed, grabbed the camera and aimed it at her face, and I’ll be damned if she didn’t know exactly what she was doing when she stared straight into the lens and gave us a look that quite clearly said, “I am not done fucking with you two jokers. Not by a long shot.”