Never Underestimate the Ninja


Small boy cartoon, dressed as a ninja.

Part One

I see you fast asleep in your slumber, dreaming of sunshine, beaches and cocktails. I creep up on you.

You are blissfully unaware of the door creaking.  You have don’t hear the creeping of my little footsteps.  You have no idea I am here.

I am silent, yet quick; I am experienced at this.  I know precisely what to do to ensure that I get my way.

Quietly, I stand motionless, watching you sleep, thinking: she will never know I am here.

As you turn over I realise this is my chance.  Now or never.  I have done this many times.  I am smart.

Like only a ninja can, I creep in beside you without being discovered.

I know that there is only one way this will work.  I must fall asleep … fast.  If asleep, I know you won’t wake me. I know that you will let me sleep.

I am a professional at this; I know the score.

Quick as a flash, my eyes are closed.  I am asleep, dreaming of ice-cream, parks and cuddles.

Part Two

I start to wake from my slumber, blissfully unaware of the events that have just happened right in front of me.

I wonder why suddenly it feels like I have no room in my super-king-size bed.  An elbow sticks into my ribs.

That is when it dawns on me: he has done it again.

I look over and watch as he breathes deeply, long lashes resting.  So handsome.  Innocence radiates from his peaceful face.

I think: I can’t disturb him; he looks so calm.

I resign myself to the fact that, once again, there are three in the bed. This time, however, the little one said nothing.

The ninja is clever.  The ninja is smart.  Never underestimate the ninja.

Do you know a ninja?  How did you deal with it?  What did you do next?



This post is a follow up to Exit Strategy.  I have been asked a few times what happened next, think this sums it up nicely! 


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  1. May 4, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    I love how this is told from your point of view and his. And how they both have the same conclusion – if he’s peaceful, you’re not moving him!
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  2. May 5, 2016 / 10:10 am

    Loved this! Very creative and yes, I can so relate to this!

    • Double the Monkey Business
      May 10, 2016 / 8:01 pm

      ha ha, I am glad I am not the only one this happens to 🙂

        • Double the Monkey Business
          May 21, 2016 / 7:52 pm

          Thanks for hosting 🙂 xx

  3. May 5, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    He He He, what ninja skills indeed (: Cherish the cuddles xxx #BloggersclubUK

    • Double the Monkey Business
      May 10, 2016 / 8:00 pm

      I just remind myself that he will grow quickly and soon won’t want snuggles with me. So cherishing it when I can x

  4. May 5, 2016 / 8:32 pm

    Awww, it’s early days. Nice to wake up to a little snuggle 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub

    • Double the Monkey Business
      May 10, 2016 / 8:00 pm

      It is, although as soon as he wakes up in the morning he starts poking me in the eye to wake me up ha ha ! x

  5. May 5, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    Wow! Great skill! Amazing power of sneak

    • Double the Monkey Business
      May 10, 2016 / 7:59 pm

      Ha ha, I know he might be a secret agent when he is older x

  6. May 10, 2016 / 7:11 am

    Hehe sounds like my husband, xx

    • Double the Monkey Business
      May 10, 2016 / 7:47 pm

      Ha ha! Oh dear 🙂

  7. May 10, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    good skills! love it #anythinggoes x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      May 10, 2016 / 7:47 pm

      Thanks 🙂 x

  8. May 10, 2016 / 12:42 pm

    Hahahaha, this is just hilarious! A little bedtime ninja, stealthy and fast. My two do this sometimes. I have no solutions. As long as I have space, I don’t mind too much. This is a really sweet post. I like your description of him. 🙂 Thanks for linking! #bigpinklink

    • Double the Monkey Business
      May 10, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      I don’t mind really, I have admit I enjoy the cuddles x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      May 10, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      Thank you 🙂 x

  9. May 10, 2016 / 6:51 pm

    I like it! I was hooked immediately! I only wish that my two were a little more stealth at the bed stealing. If they are getting in they make sure I know about it (generally by climbing across my face and whaling like a banshee). It’s nice. :-/
    Thanks so much for sharing with #FartGlitter x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      May 10, 2016 / 7:29 pm

      He started off that way and I kept taking him back to bed. I think he figured out it was better not to wake up grumpy mummy lol! X

      • May 11, 2016 / 12:05 pm

        Toddler problem solving at its best! 😉 Just popping back via #passthesauce x

        • Double the Monkey Business
          May 21, 2016 / 7:59 pm

          Thanks for popping back again xxx

  10. May 10, 2016 / 7:05 pm

    lol what a clever little ninja you have! This hasn’t happened to me yet. But I have been woken up by the presence of one of my children standing in front of my face. I get such a fright! Thanks so much for linking up with #bloggerclubuk x
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    • Double the Monkey Business
      May 10, 2016 / 7:28 pm

      Ah I sometimes get that to. When I wake up and they are staring at you right up against your face. Scares the life out of me! X

  11. May 11, 2016 / 9:44 am

    Brilliant! This is both really funny and really sweet, I like the way you’ve written it in two parts very much #passthesauce

    • Double the Monkey Business
      May 11, 2016 / 10:48 am

      thanks for reading 🙂 x

  12. May 12, 2016 / 5:36 pm

    I love the skills of your little bedtime ninja, and your description of his antics! #AnythingGoes

    • Double the Monkey Business
      May 21, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      ha ha, he is an expert at it 🙂 x

  13. May 15, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    LOL! We had ninjas too! And I did much the same, rolled over and got more sleep. Around the knees and elbows! When we had a full sized bed this was difficult. Imagine my surprise that it was the same in a huge King sized bed? The little ones seem to be drawn to the heat and sleep right against you, no matter how big the bed is! Oh, I miss those days!

    • Double the Monkey Business
      May 21, 2016 / 7:42 pm

      Ha ha, we have a super-king size and I still wake up at the edge of the bed. I think you are right, they are drawn to your heat. x

  14. May 17, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    Haha Well done Ninja Yvonne! My kids a so fast a sleep – they do take long to fall asleep – but when they are asleep, they fall hard and can nap up to 3 hours in one go! So no – I do not need to be a Ninja, but I would love to be a Sleep Whisper. 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      May 21, 2016 / 7:30 pm

      I would like a sleep whisperer too I have to say. He is also the master of delaying bedtime. I don’t mind the cuddles in the night, I just wish he would keep his sharp elbows to himself ha ha! x

  15. May 26, 2016 / 11:13 pm

    My 3 little ones have always been pretty good about staying in their own beds. However, when daddy is on nights my 5 year old girl has a tendency to come in complaining of a bad dream and asks if she can sleep with me. Which I really don’t mind other than I have a California King size bed and I’m laying on the edge because she thinks she has to be glued to me. And I can’t sleep with someone right up against me. I don’t even cuddle with my husband but maybe a few times a year lol. A couple nights ago my 4 year old snuck in. She NEVER comes in my bed but that night she was a ninja and when I woke I had both her and her sister in my bed…oh and the 100 pound German Shepard. Thanks for linking with #momsterslink and I apologize for my delay in commenting as my life has been full of kid’s schedules lately.
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    • Double the Monkey Business
      May 27, 2016 / 3:11 pm

      Oh gosh, how did you have the room lol! oh and no problem, I am constantly playing catch up with comments 🙂 x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      June 1, 2016 / 3:35 pm

      Thanks for reading 🙂 x

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