Rude Awakening

I am not a morning person.  Waking me up when I do not want to be awake is a bit like approaching a tiger as it is feasting on its prey.  Let’s just say that I’ve perfected hitting the offender without actually opening my eyes or rolling over. This morning about 6:30 my husband carefully approached and whispered, “The kids have a two hour delay.  I turned off the alarm.”  Apparently my four year old didn’t get the memo because about 7:15  I woke up to him simultaneously petting my head with one hand and the cat with the other.  I growled something about lying down and going back to sleep and that’s the last thing I remember.  Until…

The next thing I remember is waking up to the sound of barking, loud barking coming from the pillow next to me.  I rolled over to find a walkie-talkie, sound blasting from it, pulling me from my peaceful barking-free slumber.

I turned off the walkie-talkie and realized that my kids no longer need me to be awake when they are, but clearly hunger drove them to find some way to summon the monster from her lair.  A quick search of the upstairs led me to the kids, huddled inside this make-shift fort, the other walkie-talkie clutched in the hand of that restless four year old…

Written by: Amy

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