My two normally adorable children (note that I did not type adorably normal) have decided to wake at increasingly earlier times this week. Well, one by choice, the other by voice. Older boy woke up at 7ish Monday and Tuesday, 6:45 Wednesday, 6:30 Thursday, and 6:00 this morning. He then proceeded to wake younger boy, who was peacefully sleeping just fine. This would not be a problem in what I would like to think would be a normal family. For my boys it spells disaster. The younger boy is no morning person, and on a good day uses grunts to answer questions. He is the child who will be downing coffee every day before heading off to middle school, I'm sure of it! The older boy is a cheerful kid first thing in the morning, wanting to share the new day with everyone within earshot. Today it was decided that his volume and personality leads to any sane person's conclusion that he is the reincarnation of Ethel Merman.
I adore my boys, but they really do take the cake sometimes. The younger one's grunts became full out growls by this morning, which I found out translated to the classroom. His Kindy teacher asked if he was getting sick, as he'd been loudly complaining that everything was either stupid or boring for the last 2 days. When I told her the reason was really sleep deprivation, she stopped older boy and told him to NEVER again wake his little brother up early in the morning. If he was up, that was fine, and he could just get out of bed and read a book or something. I don't think he took her seriously, but I had to thank her for trying!
The tyrants had a playdate with their best friend following their school day, and the three of them were like the stooges, it was all slapstick and pratfalls. Thankfully the little angels fell asleep before 8:00 crashed out on the sofa watching Dirty Jobs.
In my surfing around the net today I stumbled across some pretty funny and cool things:
Stuff White People Like is hysterically funny, and just a bit too true!
Fingerstache is just wrong on so many levels. Disturbing in it's weirdness but completely harmless.
I've decided to take the 40 day Love Dare. I found it here, and I'm nearly a week behind, but I figure it couldn't hurt, right?