Tuesday, March 2, 2010

In Which Connor Finds The Cats Amusing

Since we're all camping out in the living room right now (the rest of the house is packed) Connor has had a chance to interact with the cats more than he usually does.  Normally the cats are not allowed in his room at night, and so he's never really been exposed to them around bedtime.
When he was really little this was because I was worried about the cats jumping into bed with him, and then like most acquired habits it sort of stuck in our bedtime routine even though there wasn't a real purpose for it.  Now, however, Connor seems to be making up for lost time.

The cats are now running Connor's hilarious all-night variety show.  He doesn't want to go to sleep, because every time they walk by they send him into peals of laughter.  The really crazy thing about this is that the cats aren't doing anything other than walking by.  No playing, fighting with each other, or even checking Connor out.  They just walk by and he loses it for about three minutes.  This continues until either the cats go take naps somewhere and he gets bored and drops off, or until I get fed up and lock the cats in the bathroom until he goes to sleep.  The night before last this happened at 11:30 at night.

It doesn't seem to bother the cats, but I know I would be rather taken aback if somebody thought my walking was ridiculous.  Perhaps it's the patterns that the cats' shadows make on the wall behind them that is so funny.  Perhaps the cats are proficient in the art of Silly Walking (perhaps I've watched too much Monty Python).  At any rate whatever the reason, I'm glad that Connor derives so much pleasure out of watching them, but in the interest of allowing him to actually get some sleep at night when we get to the new house we'll reinstigate the No Cats At Night policy.

Silly little guy.



Julia O'C said...

Any chance you could get a video of Connor losing it over the cats' very existence? There's nothing like that wonderful, pure laugh of a kid cracking up! :)

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

I like the way Julia thinks - I would love to see a video of this crazy cat walking and Connor's fits of laughter!

Isn't it funny how odd little things will crack a kid up? The other night Emily cracked up laughing at the noise a plastic container made when I put it down on the nightstand. It was a simple rubbermaid type container and you would think I should take the act on the road!

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