Monday, August 27, 2007

Rise and Shine!

I'm so TIRED!!! I am SO not a morning person, so this getting up at six to make breakfast and see the kids and Chris off to school is difficult. Mae and Oliver get up at six and leave at seven. Nathaniel gets up at seven and leaves at eight. Chris gets up about 7:30 and leaves just before nine. I feel like I'm working the breakfast shift at Flea's Diner.

I'd like to think that I'm getting used to this new schedule, at least a little. We were bad children yesterday, though, and we all slept in. Mae and Oliver have ugly colds (always in time to spoil a weekend), so we skipped church to recuperate. That made it a little more difficult to get up this morning. At five a.m.

So I'm setting the alarm last night, for six, grousing about having to get up so early. It goes off this morning, I hit snooze once (stumbling into the bathroom where we keep the clock), then get up when it goes off again. Surprisingly there is no one else stirring, but I remember that they're sick. Maybe they slept through their alarms. I sure would. But Mae gets up and dressed and comes down for a protein shake (I wasn't awake enough to cook, but I could blend - but not dancing princesses). Oliver didn't so much as move when I turned on his light.

About 20 minutes after I've been up, Mae says, "Mom, it's 5:30." I just look at her like she's grown two heads. What the heck? It can't be. You mean to tell me that I haven't looked at any of the clocks in the house since I got up? She says, "It's not getting light out." So we all go back to bed and I let her sleep till 6:30 - she's dressed and eaten, after all. It turns out that Oliver never did wake up.

Now they're all finishing breakfast, taking extra C with their vitamins, and Dayquil. Poor babies. And Nathaniel is just up, ready to eat. But come nine o'clock, guess where I'm going? That's right - back to bed.

Until I write again ...

Flea

10 comments:

Marguerite said...

Bum. I'm at work. :( Up at 6, snooze till 6:30 and in around 8:15.

Where are those bon-bons? I know you have them hidden somewhere. Your bio says so. :P

Flea said...

I ran out of bon-bons. I think I'm going to cry. Godiva truffles would be really good right now. Maybe I'll raid the kids' snack cabinet.

Candace said...

Okay, enough is enough... new computer, quiet, AND you get to go back to bed???? After all that I have no sympathy for you bon-bon and truffle shortage LOL I hope they are all feeling better soon and don't share ;)

Flea said...

Candace, you make me laugh so hard! If it's any consolation, I'm headed off to see a shrink in a couple of minutes.

Lisa said...

OK, is it a sign that I'm a psycho that I was excited to see that the dancing princesses actually blended? And I thought to myself, "Wow, I need one of those blenders! Then I could find out what blends in our house!"

Flea said...

LOL!!!! I LOVE the Blendtec! The tough thing was convincing Christ that we didn't need one! Did you see the one with the Thanksgiving dinner? That's coming soon ...

Amanda said...

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Flea said...

Amanda, the problem isn't a magic ingredient. I take Juice Plus capsules ... when I remember. The trick is remembering to take something. The Juice Plus is wonderful. I don't even remember to take things when I'm sick. Do you have a magic pill to make me remember?

Amanda said...

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So, enuff of that already, lol. I admire the fact that you stay home and homeschool. I'm the oldest of 8 kids, and my mom stayed home and homeschooled all of us. Meant a lot, even if I didn't understand it at the time. I just recently (last Friday, actually) quit my job so I can spend more time with my son, who's 7. I'm not brave enough (or maybe I'm just lazy) to tackle homeschooling myself, but he's excelling in the public school system. For now... I'm keeping close tabs on him, and if I see him starting to go downhill or anything, I'll pull him out and homeschool him in a heartbeat. Body Balance really helped us, cauz being in a school environment, he was getting sick all the time, bringing it home, and I would get it. Not anymore! He was the only one out of 27 kids to not catch a thing last year.

How old are your children?

Flea said...

I really need to change my profile. I'm not homeschooling anymore as of two weeks ago. And eight kids - cool! I wanted six but only have three. My daughter is 14 and the boys are 13 and 10. After homeschooling for 9 years I decided that I was doing a very poor job educating my children. Moving to Tulsa has been the greatest because the school systems here are so much better than Orlando. The kids are loving it. And I'm going back to grad school. Yay!

I totally support homechooling, but have never been one to say it's a mandate from God, as many people in my experience do. I really wish that I could have done it better, given my children the education and love of learning that I think is essential. But they have learned about life and family in the process, so no complaints.

Thanks for visiting, Amanda!