"Anyone can have one kid. But going from one kid to two is like going from owning a dog to running a zoo." - P. J. O'Rourke

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Waking Up

So, I wake up most of my kids at 7:30 on school days. Yesterday, I went downstairs to wake up Nina & Molly, oh, I mean two of my dear children. I woke them up in the usual fashion, by saying in a very sing-songy, happy voice, "Time to get up, girls."

Nothing happened, so I gently rubbed a leg of each girl and sweetly announced again that it was a beautiful day and it was time to rise and shine.

No movement.

Actually, Nina did move; Molly buried herself further under the covers. So, I had to resort to drastic measures and hold Molly's precious blanket hostage until Molly would show me her face.

Needless to say, this did not earn me any brownie points with my girls, SO they informed me of a few things yesterday. First, Nina told me I must NOT touch her when I am waking her up!!! In fact, she told me that she wakes up when she hears my feet coming down the stairs!

Molly informed me, when she started speaking to me again, that I mustn't be "so annoying" when I wake them up.

SO,so,so,so,so, I came up with a new tactic for waking them up. I simply go in the room and STARE at them! I tried it this morning :-). Believe it or not, it worked! They both woke up by me staring at them. Or maybe they woke up because I kept busting out laughing while I was staring at them, hard to tell.

And now, you can all thank God that you are not a child in my house! These poor kids have to put up with their entirely too strange mom every day!


  1. I just have to comment on everything today. Oh how I can relate...the smell of food usually works at our house...the laughing/staring well I can hear Elena saying "mom now you are just being creepy..."

  2. Yes, it does have a certain creepiness factor which is why I kept busting out laughing! I get real close to their faces and stare. It's a hoot!


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