Thursday, January 12, 2017
Miracle on the Canadian Border
It's multiple choice time!
How would you respond to the following statement?
It is 5:34 a.m. and I am currently drinking my second cup of coffee in a quiet house.
a) What in the hell are you doing awake at 5:34 a.m., you crazy person?
b) That sounds nice.
c) A quiet house? You mean all your kids are asleep and you're drinking coffee in peace? ALLELUIA!
If you chose "c," then you're right there in the small-child trenches with me. right? But even if you're not right there in those trenches, you will perhaps understand my pleasure in a 5:30 a.m. uninterrupted cup of coffee when I tell you that Jack has been waking up every. single. morning. before 5:15 for two weeks now. Sometimes before 5 a.m.
While I will willingly get up that early to have some cherished quiet time before children awake, waking up WITH one of those children that early is not so cherished. Much as I love sharing my coffee time with a squirming two-year-old, I actually prefer, uh, not to share it.
Sorry, Jack. Mommy can appreciate you more after 5:30 a.m.
I have no idea why Jack is sleeping in this morning. I can only hope it continues.