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 ...