Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
April 17th, 2006
Why Coie Is Very Scary….

First off, thanks so much for all of the
very nice birthday greetings.  I am so glad that I am now
34.  Being in your thirties is totally grand.  My nephew
took me, coie and his little sister Julia out to a very splendidish
lovely birthday lunch at Ruby Tuesdays.  I truly was not expecting
him to pay, but he absolutely would not let anybody contribute. 
And I eat a lot, so that kid shelled out some big bucks.  I am the
luckiest auntie ever. That boy is the greatest

Coie made my birthday weekend complete, though.
I have a very very very squeaky doorknob.  It is pretty common to
hear it squeak open in the middle of the night and see one of my little
kids coming in to camp out on my floor.  I was lying in bed (it
was around 3 in the moring…. I have not been able to sleep at all lately)
and I heard the squeaky doorknob start a-squeakin'.  I glanced up
to see who it was (it was a full moon so I could make out images) and
was surprised to see my 17 year old. 
My first thought was that something was really wrong… was someone
breaking in? was the house on fire?? I sat up a bit and said, “What's
up Coie?”

She sort of glanced over at me and said, “Oh, sorry” and then headed
into my closet.  So naturally I asked, “What are you doing?” and
she said, “I'm looking for the plates”.  At this point I started
getting amused.  I said, “For what?”  To which she replied,
“Erin and her friend needs them”.  So I started laughing and told
her to come over and sit on my bed, which she did, but she looked sort
of annoyed.  So I told her that Erin and her friend were not at
our house.  I asked her, 'so what's the deal'.  She sort of
sat there and gave me a weird little smile and said, “oh.  I guess
I'm dreaming” and then she went back to her room.  I just laid
there and laughed forever.  She hasn't done that since she was
really little.  I'm just glad she didn't decide to drive to
Walmart to pick up the plates.

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    on April 17th, 2006 at 11:15 pm

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    Your Coie is so funny! And she hardly has to try. Now that is talent. An art for sure! Tracy talks in her sleep. Or atleast she used to. dkfjhafkjdhfdasjkf

    I’m waiting for a response to my e-mail. Also, can you come play baseball with your crew next Monday now that you are back in town and without a sister to tell you what to do hfdljkfdasfjhdsfkjdf Plus we miss seeing you.



  2. chickadee said,

    on April 17th, 2006 at 11:16 pm


    when my cousin was a pretty little boy he walked out of his house, his parents were asleep, all the way next door to my grandparent’s house. they let him in and he laid down on their couch and went to sleep. his parents heard the door and thought someone was breaking in. it is a hilarious family story.

  3. wardssward said,

    on April 17th, 2006 at 11:51 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday!

    What a special nephew! Glad your birthday was a nice one. Yes, sleep-walkers (and talkers!) can be funny! My husband is a talker and has said some pretty funny things. Our boys get pretty amused with him sometimes. I tend to be a walker. My cousin will never let me forget the time that I was up during the middle of the night holding onto the wall in my bedroom. I told her that I was keeping the wallpaper from falling down. The funny thing about it is that there was NO wallpaper on my bedroom wall! 🙂


  4. ronandjess said,

    on April 18th, 2006 at 5:13 am

    Sleep walking

    My 7 year old boy sleep walks but only when he needs to pee, YIKES! Yes he has done it everywhere in the toybox, dresser drawers, closests, and shower. At least he gets out of bed, right? One time I tried to wake him up because he was peeing in the middle of his bedroom floor, poor baby I terrified him and it took me an hour to get him back to sleep. Now I let him go and I clean it up!! What are moms for?


  5. jayfromcleveland said,

    on April 18th, 2006 at 11:13 am

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    Happy Birthday Mrs. Ig, and congrats — you’ve now spent more years on the Earth than Jesus! That’s a funny Coie story. Our kids have never been sleepwalkers but it sounds like lots of fun! -j

  6. joyfulhomeschool said,

    on April 18th, 2006 at 11:13 am

    Too Cute

    That is so cute! I’m glad she didn’t drive either! 🙂

  7. quietcajun said,

    on April 18th, 2006 at 11:44 am


    I used to walk and talk in my sleep… I have tons of hilarious and embarrassing stories! I don’t think I have done that in many years… probably b/c I am tooooo stinkin’ tired! 🙂

  8. amatthia said,

    on April 18th, 2006 at 12:43 pm

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    That is really funny!!! Tell coie thanks for the good laugh ; ) Oh, by the way that energy I had yesterday, gone. Ugh!!

  9. Amber said,

    on April 18th, 2006 at 12:52 pm


    but not surprised of course sh’e gonna look for plates in her sleep, you just wrote “totally grand” those 2 words don’t belong next to each other unless you wrote this while asleep. If you were to say, Turning 34 is like totally grand,” then you can put them next to each other. Grammer lesson is over.

    BTW, glad you liked the pic! His mom’s milky is gooood! That was the first time I ever had FRESH goat’s milk.

    My favorite Easter present was a pic of me and DH standing on the porch of the place we stayed at in NC….with a background of mountains and a river, who wouldn’t cry joyfully!

    God Bless,


  10. Momwtrmn said,

    on April 18th, 2006 at 12:53 pm

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    That is so funny! My elder daughter, 12, does that sort of thing, too. It is common (though becoming less common) to find her sitting up in bed or (before she moved to the top bunk) somewhere else entirely in the house. The freakiest thing was when she used to wander into our room, stand by my side of the bed, and just stand there staring at me. It is an unsettling and creepy feeling waking up to find your child standing there staring, though asleep, at you! I’m just glad we are a functional family and that she’s seen NO horror movies!

    Many blessings!


  11. lynan said,

    on April 18th, 2006 at 1:09 pm

    That is too funny!

    Good thing you were awake….well, maybe? Not being able to sleep doesn’t sound good.

    No way you are younger than me!

  12. Livieline said,

    on April 18th, 2006 at 1:39 pm


    That is so so so funny Coie even blogged about it.

  13. SAMIAM said,

    on April 18th, 2006 at 1:40 pm

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    Mom’s not on today so she asked me to comment and tell you we got our TOS this afternoon.


  14. Abiga51 said,

    on April 18th, 2006 at 1:44 pm

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    When my daughter was about ten we drove down to visit her sister at college. We stopped one night at a motel with inside entrances to rooms. After we went to sleep I woke up to sounds at the door, knocking. I asked who it was and it was my daughter. I looked at her bed in the dark and thought what is going on. Apparently she had sleep walked out of the room to another floor and knocked on someone elses door and said mom it’s me. Thankfully it was a nice person but they still didn’t open their door. They just said are you alright, do you need some help? My daughter then just walked back to our room and did the same thing. I was so scared at the time and thankful that nothing had happened to her. I put her back to bed and put chairs in front of the door so it couldn’t happen again which it didn’t. She swore me to secrecy back then but eventually the secret was blabbed out during swap your wildest story time. Blessings.

  15. KarenW said,

    on April 18th, 2006 at 2:13 pm

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    Happy birthday! I hope you had a great day.

  16. Jennifer said,

    on April 18th, 2006 at 4:19 pm


    Oh, my! The “dreaming” sounds just like me! It drives my husband crazy! The first time it happened after we were married I had a dream about a spider in the bed. My husband hates spiders and is like waking the dead. I’ve never seen him jump out of bed and strip the bedsheets so fast just to hear me say “Sorry, I must have been dreaming. (weak smile).” The look on his face……….. Now (after 9 years), he just pats my arms and says “you’re dreaming.”

    PS. Glad you had a nice B-day!

  17. ClassicalEducation4Me said,

    on April 18th, 2006 at 5:05 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday!


    I wasn’t home or even near a computer on your birthday, but I have PRESENTS for you …. LOL! Let’s get together while Gena is out of town and have ourselves a party (not to celebrate that Gena is out of town, but to celebrate your birthday, of course … I’ll be your adopted sister for the next few weeks, ok?) hahahaha!


  18. WaitingontheLord said,

    on April 18th, 2006 at 9:29 pm

    Too Funny!

    I love when my kids make me laugh!

    I found your blog b/c of TOS (obviously)! 🙂

    I loved your “Socialization or Socialism” article! I’ve read it twice now!

    Thanks for sharing your gift!

  19. Melkhi said,

    on April 18th, 2006 at 11:13 pm

    Reminds me of my husband…

    Two nights ago, he said, “Baptism…baptism.” I replied, “What are you talking about?!” He answered, “I’m thinking of ways to get the baby to come early.” When I told him about it in the morning, he became afraid of what else might pop out of his mouth.

  20. ByHisGraceInColorado said,

    on April 19th, 2006 at 12:21 am

    What, no poems?????!!!

    Happy Birthday dear Jen, be it a tad bit late,

    I am not even sure of the aforementioned date,

    and the age you have given, I am sure you’re a fibbin,

    Cuz you don’t look a day over “eight.”

    Happy Birthday! Don’t let those big words throw you off. 🙂

    ( Silly Coie, at least she doesn’t snore like a dog. I would rather sleep-walk than snore and sound like my dog. Certain family members informed me of this amazing similarity.)

    Of course, I am not snoring or sleep-walking right now,

    only sleep-blogging.


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