The Date

Today is 11-11-11 and many people like to celebrate these rare occasions but this is really the first time I’ve realized the numbers lining up. It only took 41 years! I had hoped to start this day off early and get all my busy work done so I could have the time to put in a good blog entry, but tis not to be. My problem is I just don’t like waking up in the morning. I like sleeping. It’s comforting, cozy and warm under the blankets and my eyes want to stay closed and my mind wants to stay in sleep mode. Once I am up and going I get more work done in the morning than any other time, I just have a big issue with the actual getting up part. I don’t know when that happened for sure because I can remember when I was young and in school I’d just jump right up out of bed in the morning ready to start the day. I think maybe I started having a problem with waking up when I started college and got a job as a police dispatcher to help pay my bills. I worked the nightshift 11pm-7am and took college classes in the morning hours then would try to catch some sleep later in the day. Sometimes I’d only get a couple of hours in before it was time to start all over. It was ok at first but after almost a year of it it started to mess up my body clock because after that time period I can remember becoming acquainted with the ‘snooze’ button on my alarm. And the older I get the more times I hit that button before I can get up. Sometimes I even hit it in my sleep never waking up at all! Even if I’ve gone to bed at a decent time it still seems I don’t want to get out of bed in the morning. This confounds me.

The beauty in my life today was having my daughter wake me up. Tara sweetly approaches by lightly knocking on my bedroom door and slowly entering while saying “Mommeeee” ever so lightly. “uuhhh” I groaned and flipped in bed. “Mommy, it’s time to wake up now,” she giggles as I flip and flop and say “Noooooo, I don’t wanna get up.” Sometimes its fun to change places with your child when you are a parent. I definitely took on the roll of ‘child in bed’ with ease while Tara played ‘Mother waking up child’ with relish.

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