It was 7:15am on a weekday morning and the house was unusually quiet. GWE was starting to stir, but neither Garrett nor Justin were making a sound. I decided to wake up Justin first since it was his last week of school and we needed to leave the house by 7:45am.
Quietly, I walked up to his bedroom door. I slowly turned the handle, entered his room, and discovered Justin in his bed with his eyes closed. For a moment, I thought “Gee – He looks so peaceful and angelic!”
And then, I noticed a weird beeping noise coming from somewhere in his room. With a puzzled look on my face, I began glancing around Justin’s room for the source of the “Ping…Beep…Boop.” I explored Justin’s desk, his dresser, his toy chest, and his favorite place to keep things – the floor! Nothing!
It took me a few moments to realize that the sound was coming from the middle of Justin’s bed. As I investigated further, I noticed that there was an “illumination” coming through his Mario Brothers blanket and sheet. It only took me a fraction of a second to realize what it was.
Clearly, Justin had been awake and was playing with his Nintendo 3DS prior to my walking into his room. He must have quickly hidden it under the blanket and closed his eyes in an attempt to fool me.
I gently leaned in and kissed him on the cheek. Then I whispered into his ear, “Either you’re playing with your Nintendo 3DS or your belly-button is glowing and you need to see a doctor.” Justin could not maintain his “sleeping façade” and he erupted into laughter.
I told him that the last time I saw something glowing like that in a bedroom, it wanted to phone home! (He didn’t get it.)