January 5, 2016
2:00 AM- I finally shut my eyes to go to sleep. I have 5 hours and 40 minutes before my oldest has to be in his seat at school. The holiday break is over.
4:30 AM- I hear tiny feet and a blanket dragging across my bedroom floor. I barely have the energy to open one eye as I peer in his direction to see why he has graced us with his presence…
Aaron: “Mama…I have been waiting a LONG, LONG time for the sun to come up. It just won’t come up.”
Me: “Come here boy…” (He crawls into bed on my side)
5:00 AM- Aaron has been breathing loudly for 30 minutes… I can’t fall asleeeee…. zzzzzzz….
6:00AM- An increasingly loud sound from a jungle in my phone attempts to wake me up…. (snooze)
Me: “ISAIAH! TIME TO GET UP! GET DRESSED!” (zzzzz…)
6:10 AM- Some sort of AWFUL hip hop-ish beat Samsung created blasts through my phone….(snooze)
Me: “Aaron! Wake up…. go tell Isaiah to get up and get dressed.” (zzzzz…)
6:30 AM- DING, DING,DING, DONG, DING, DING, DONG, DONG, DING…(snooze)
Me: “NO! SERIOUSLY LEAVE ME ALONE!” (zzzzz…)
6:31 AM- husband’s phone alarm goes off… (William Murphy immediately starts screaming!)
Me: “Nathan…NATHAN…do you NOT hear it?!?!?!??!?
“I’m up” – defined as I am awake. Awake enough to shut off every alarm that I set up on both phones. Awake enough to lay in my bed for 29 more minutes listening to the chaos in my living room. Isaiah is fully dressed. Backpack and lunch box ready. Both boys are playing Lego Marvel Super Heroes like it is 3PM.
LONG story short… we did it. He was on time 🙂