Saturday, December 24, 2011

This morning

I was awoken by a 5 year old telling me he needed to pee at 5:30am. Just as I got back to sleep, the baby woke up, fussing in his room. I stuck the paci back in his mouth and patted his butt for a few minutes. That didn't work. So, I threw him (not quite literally) in bed with hubby and I. Again, just as I was almost asleep, the 5yo came back, “uh, momma, I’m pretty sure it’s time to wake up now. Right?”. A quick look at the clock, confirmed that it was not even close to time to get up (hello 6am). I growled at him to get back in his room. Tried to get back to sleep -again. Awoken by baby smacking me in the face. But then he smiled, nuzzled his head under my chin, sighed with contentment, kissed my cheek and said, “wub ewe”. Then the 5 year old came barreling back into the room, hurdling himself onto the bed. Screaming, "good morning, Momma!!!!!!!!!!".

So I sighed and got up.

It’s was 645.

I wouldn't change it. Except maybe the time. A couple hours later would have been fabulous. But, still. I'll take it.

Happy Christmas Eve, friends!

Today's lesson: Kids don't care that parents have the opportunity to sleep in. They just don't. Deal.

9 comments:

nh said...

Indeed they don't care... first morning off this morning and we were up and dressed by 7.00am! Hoping he's so tired tonight that we can have a lie in, in the morning - probably not!

ICLW

Emms said...

Ah how I love early mornings, but not really. I was super excited when bug let us sleep until 630 today!

Natalie said...

Merry Christmas. Ur family is so beautiful. Gives me hope :) ICLW #27

donordiva.com said...

Soo true...Ant couldn't care less if it was 5am or 8am. When he is awake he is awake.

Hope you had a great Christmas with your boys.

Heather said...

Hello from ICLW! I love your blog and your story. And I guess having the kids wake you up is just par for the course.

Krissi said...

Yup, I go through the same thing in my house with my 3 little ones. Lickily, if it's still dark, I can manage to get them back to sleep on the floor next to my bed...mostly. Happy ICLW! And happy 2012! I have a giveaway you might like to enter: http://stressfreeinfertilityblog.com/2011/12/19/injewels-giveaway/

kerri said...

hope you had a wonderful christmas with your boys :)

Lynn said...

Tiring, yes, but such a treasure to have the experience! And here's hoping you at least got a catnap!

ICLW #60

E. Phantzi said...

This sounds very familiar! Hope you had a happy Christmas Day :-)