Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Like a Ninja

I think our thermostat is bi-polar (no offense to any real bi-polar furnaces out there). It can't decide whether to warm the house up or to cool it down. Which, nevermind, that doesn't make much sense because the only way to cool the house down would be to open a window, being that I don't have a heat pump.

Don't listen to me, I obviously don't know a thing about furnaces, or heat pumps, or much of anything else. But I do know that I go to bed freezing, wake up cooking, and repeat this process over and over again several times each night.

And no, I'm not menopausal (no offense to any real menopausal people out there).

Turns out I'm not the only one experiencing this warm/cold conundrum in our household. Wyatt does it too. He goes to bed with his window wide open, frigid northern air blowing through his blinds making them swing out into nearly the middle of the room. He puts up with this polar express until it finally chills him enough to close the window and return to his regularly scheduled sleeping program (that would be with the window closed or barely cracked, and a comfortable blanket on top of him, making the perfect temperature ratio for sleeping) and then the cycle repeats itself when he gets too hot.

This past week, things have been cooling down a bit at night, requiring the occasional "warming up of the bed." Which, in my case, is done by turning on the cheap-o heat blanket until it barely heats up. Or, in Wyatt's case, by throwing an extra blanket on his bed for emergency too-cold-in-the-middle-of-the-night-moments, but not cold enough for a heat blanket.

We have a system, and it seems to work like a well-oiled machine.

So he says to me, "It's funny, I go to bed with only one blanket on my bed and when I wake up early in the morning, I'm the EXACT same temperature as when I went to sleep, except there's another blanket on top of me!"

And I say, "Yes, I'm stealth aren't I? You didn't even know I was in there."

And he says, "No mom, you're not stealth. You're a ninja."

And just like that, my day was four hundred percent better.


Kyla said...

Ninja Mom! :)

SugarBritches said...

Do you have nunchuck skills?

wyliekat said...

I think there's some period of climate readjustment humans go through in the fall. Maybe we used to hibernate?

Oooh, man. Doesn't that sound good? Hibernation . . .

kyslp said...

I am a blanket ninja mom, too. One boy piles on too many covers and the other one doesn't want any and would sleep naked if I would let him.

When they wake up, they are just right.

flutter said...

yes, but do you have the Ninja outfit?

Kendra said...

Wow, there are a lot of cool things to be, but a ninja probably tops the list! A blanket ninja! Awesome!