No Battles…Only Wars

No one in our family is a “morning person”. This year we have managed to be on time for school EVERY DAY. This is huge. Shouldn’t be…but it is.

Here’s a peek into what it is like to wake up my precious kids.

Me: Aaron…it’s time to wake up.

He’s laying on the floor in his bedroom curled up in a blanket.

Aaron: There are no battles. There are only wars.

His eyes are still closed. I’m wondering what he’s seeing in his dream world.

Me: I’m sorry…what?

Aaron: It’s NOT a battle! It’s a WAR!

I picked him up and placed him on the bottom bunk next to Isaiah. We’re running out of time at this point. We really need to make it to the bus stop in about 15 minutes.

Me: Ok guys meet me in the laundry room. I’ll hand you your hot clothes.

This usually helps them wake up if I iron or just heat up everything down to their socks. hmmm… sounds like something I gripe about my mom doing to spoil them. Who cares?…whatever works in the morning!

Isaiah: I’m just going to go over here where my pillow is.

He rolls over and closes his eyes again. Aaron raises his arm up with his tiny palm open flat.

Aaron: Do you want me to use my slappy hand? You better wake up!

Well…at least one kid is awake now…

Isaiah: I gotta go get my pet. My Conda.

Me: Your what?!?!?!?!?!?

Isaiah: Conda. My pet anaconda.

Listen, if you know me then you’ll understand how creeped out I was. I DO NOT DO SNAKES!

Me: Absolutely not! (obviously he has no pet anaconda but just the thought was freaking me out) Get up! Get up NOW!

Isaiah: Mom…it was just a diversion!


Isaiah: What day is it?

Me: Wednesday…we NEED to go.

Isaiah’s eyes lit up and he jumps out of the bed.

Isaiah: WEDNESDAY! It’s jogging fit club day! Aaron- get your clothes now. We gotta go!

We made it to the bus! These boys are a HOT mess!


3 thoughts on “No Battles…Only Wars

  1. LOL yet again, although it must have been nerve wrecking at the time 🙂 If I might suggest, every school day should be Wednesday from now on, until their sleepy heads end up seeing through your mind game 😉

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