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.


Anonymous said...

Good for you !

tu mere said...

Bet you can't wait until his "out of bedroom time" is determined by the color on a clock. May be Jack is just excited that he has mom to himself all day, and can't wait to start the experience.

Anonymous said...

Remember to keep him warm, he may sleep longer. You had that with Cubby I think, got him warmer while sleeping and he slept better.