Thursday, January 19, 2012

Caveman Camm: published with permission

When Camm is asleep he has this remarkable gift of imagination. He truly believes he is a caveman and talks in that vernacular.

Here is one such night:

I was nearing the end of pregnancy and so was waking up several times a night to use the bathroom, roll to the other side to try to get comfortable, get a drink of water, etc. On this particular night, I got out of bed feeling terribly thirsty. I began to put on my slippers as I knew the kitchen floor is very chilly in the night. As I was putting them on, I was interrupted by Camm:

Camm: Moll[i]. You change costume now?
Me: No, I’m just putting on my slippers to go get a drink.
Camm: You me bring drink too?
Me: Sure Camm, I’d be happy to bring you a drink.

When I came back with the drink I handed it to Camm. Without saying a word, he sat up, held it tightly in one hand, stuck out his tongue, and proceeded to lap it up like a dog.

Naturally, I began to laugh.

Camm (with obvious angst in his voice): Moll! You no laugh at me.
I continued to laugh. Camm, being a sentimental night-time caveman, began to cry. He buried his head in the pillow and repeated several times “You no laugh at me. You no laugh at me”
Then, all of the sudden he stopped.

Camm: Moll. Water I drink. I pee bed?
Me: I don’t think so. You never have before.
Camm (in an almost high-pitched squeal): I pee bed. I pee bed.

And with that he ran to the bathroom.
 I tried to fake sleep so as to avoid another Caveman Camm encounter upon his return.

[i] For those of you who don’t know, Camm calls me “Moll”. My family nickname has always been Molly. With a name as short as “Camm” I guess two syllables is even too much. So I became “Moll”


  1. HAHAHAHA!!!! Just so you know, my husband and I are avid readers of your blog. We get soooo happy when you post. I'm looking forward to reading this one to him later.

  2. Oh this is one of the best sleep talking stories I've ever heard! hahahahahahaha

  3. That was absolutely hilarious. Thank you for sharing =)

  4. Bahahahahaha! TOO good. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Just so you know, I came back to this story and read it to all my relatives just now. They had tears in their eyes laughing.

  6. Oh my heck!! Anna Harrison (my freakin awesome cousin) posted links to your blog. I've never enjoyed being slow at work so much, you're blogs are to die for hilarious! If only I could be as awesome as you and your stories! Thanks for sharing..p.s. your pics are my favorite!

  7. Oh My Gorsh!! Hubs came downstairs and asked why I was crying. I had him read it and he too laughed forever.

  8. laughing to tears, thank you


  9. As a long-time admirer of Caveman Camm, I got to thinking. There must be countless Caveman Camm adventures that we never hear about because Miriam sleeps through them. It's time we had some 24-hour video surveillance--a Camm Cam, if you will.