Thursday, February 18

Samuel Sleepwalking

Samuel has started sleepwalking lately. This is something new for him (and us), so we are all learning as we go. For instance, I am heading to Lowe's today to get a top lock installed on our front door... just in case!

But, last night, I couldn't help but laugh at him. It was 9:30 & I was cleaning the kitchen while Sam was on the couch watching TV. As I was wiping off the stove top, I saw Samuel walk into the laundry room & turn on the light. Since he'd been asleep for 1 1/2 hours, I thought maybe my eyes were playing tricks on me & it was actually Sam walking in there to switch out the laundry. So, I looked back & sure enough, Sam was still sitting on the couch watching TV. I started calling Samuel, "Bubba, what are you doing?" No answer. "Bub?" Nothing. I start walking to the laundry room as he's walking out.

Mom: Samuel, why are you in the laundry room?
Samuel: I need to go to the bathroom.
Mom: Samuel, that's not your bathroom. Here, let's go this way.

And, so I proceed to take him to his bathroom where he does his business.

After a little while, Sam gets up off the couch to switch out the laundry. He asks, "Why is the washing machine leaking?" So, I walk in there to see what he's talking about & it's wet on AND in between the washing machine & dryer. Sam starts cleaning & we finally figure out that Samuel had actually started urinating in the laundry room in between the washer & dryer!!!! IT'S PEE!!!! I was cracking up so hard. He thought he was using the toilet! Poor kid. I'm just glad he did it on tile & not on carpet. Ewwww!

And, so begins our adventures with a sleepwalker...


BECKY said...

i slept walked a lot as a child, but never peed on anything. you guys are in for some fun!

Roger said...

Get a security door alarm for his room if you can. Cheap ones that can ding or alarm if he opens his door are available at Home Depot or Lowe's. If he sleeps with an open door, get an electric eye type. They're more expensive, but put it about hip height and it should catch him.

Tam, Matt, Cade said...

Oh my goodness! Wer his eyes open? Fortunately, we've never encountered it so I don't have much advice. Yes, a lock and security alarm might be something you should invest in. Keep blogging too...good to have you back!

Christy said...

I'm going to love reading your stories about this. I started sleep walking as an adult, so I can't tell you if I peed on anything (if I did I wouldn't admit it, LOL). So wild. I've got some stories I could tell you. Does he remember it? I always do/did. I hope you were able to get some locks for the doors. I always went outside or 'let the people' out of the house. So I was always opening the doors. Crazy!!!

Amberly said...

Thanks, Roger. I might check that out.

Tam, yes, his eyes were open, which is why I thought he was awake. It's hard to tell until it finally dawns on me, "Oooooh! He's still asleep!"

Christy, no, he doesn't remember a thing. He laughed so hard when I told him the next day. Thankfully, he hasn't done it since, but I am a little worried about what he'll do next... or where he'll go. Fun times. I'll keep you posted.

Akilez Stamatelaky said...


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