Since daddy was working in the night for the last two days, he has been my staff all day today.
This morning he came home all sleepy, and lay down on the floor in the living room while I was reading my books. When I looked over at him, I saw that he had closed his eyes, and was looking suspiciously still.
Now, I do not expect my staff to be watching me every second of the day when they are with me. In fact, it is more helpful for some of my missions if sometimes they do not know exactly what I am doing. On the other hand, though, I do not expect staff to be falling asleep when they are on duty. As far as I am concerned, this is not an acceptable level of service at all.
So when I noticed what daddy was doing, I hurried across the room and stood on his face. Daddy yelled and squealed and I laughed lots, and it was all very funny.
I thought that daddy would have learnt his lesson from this, but I found out later on that he had not.
For the rest of the day we mainly played in the house, reading books and building towers, and eating good things like potatoes.
Then later in the afternoon we were back in the living room, and I was reading my books and organising them into a pretty pile on the floor, when I looked over at daddy and noticed that again he was lying on the floor with his eyes closed.
Now this would just not do. Daddy obviously needed some help staying awake, so I hurried over to him and got hold of his head, so that I could pull it upwards and make him sit up. I looked down at him and said, "Scuse me daddy! Scuse me daddy piggy!" loudly while I pulled at him.
Daddy still did not open his eyes, so I got hold of his big giant face between my hands and looked at him very sternly and said in my crossest voice, "No ... seeping ... daddy murphy!"
This made daddy wake up, at last. I kind of think that maybe this was because my really cross voice reminded him of mummy, and he didn't want to be in trouble. Anyway, I was glad that it worked.
Daddy did not go to sleep for the rest of the day, and we had a nice time playing and singing. Mummy was working late again tonight, so she was not here for my milk and bath and story time. This was sad for mummy, but quite good for me because when daddy is in charge of bedtime, I usually get to go to bed later than usual. Heh heh.
Daddy says that there are only two more days left before both of the parent staff will be home with me, and when this happens we will be getting ready for "cris-mas". I am still not quite sure what this is all about, but I am excited anyway.