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Friday, August 22, 2008

I hear voices

They're not the distant voices of a wayward imagination or the fading voices of a sober dream. They're the loud and clear voices of two of my children... at 5 a.m.

Last night I finally got into bed around midnight and had the hardest time going to sleep. It was probably after 1 a.m. when I finally drifted off, but I was determined to get up around 7 a.m. to try and get the children up and used to being on a school schedule.

However, when I was awakened at 5 a.m. my plans were a little thwarted. I got out of my bed and I amazed to find them not only sitting up and wide awake, but with the bright overhead light on. They sleep in the room with the baby and I would be none to happy if they woke her up.

"What are you doing? Why is the light on?" I whisper as I flick the light off.

"It's too dark," they say together.

"That's because it's not time to get up yet!"

I motion for each of them to lay down then realize I should make them go to the bathroom. One at a time they go with me reminding them to be quiet. I get them back in their beds with me never actually entering the room for fear that the baby would sense my presence and pop straight up into a sitting position. (Babies are good at that, aren't they?)

I remind them that it's still dark outside and not time to get up and firmly threaten that if they make noise or play they will be in trouble. Back to my bed I go with head in hand because of the headache that has already started to fester.

Under my covers I find a comfortable position and pray that sleep comes. And then...

... I hear voices!


I simply get up, motion for my 3-year-old daughter to come with me and I put her into my bed. It took probably an hour for us to fall asleep, but at least everyone was quiet and didn't wake the baby.

As for getting them used to the school schedule. Well, they're still asleep and it's 9:21. Because I was so exhausted I wasn't able to get up when I had planned.

Kids: 1 Mommy: 0


  1. I'm having the same issues over here!
    School should start around 15 September and they are not that happy about getting back at school schedules!

  2. I am sorry things didn't go as well as planned. I hope you find time to rest. I'm am glad though that you weren't hearing voices in your head! Have a good and hopefully peaceful quiet restful day!

  3. Thanks for leaving a comment. School has already started for us and my kids did the same thing about a week or so befor they went back. My hubs leaves for PT at about 5:30 and they were up watching non other then who??? Sponge Bob! What is so important on that cartton that they have to wake up in the middle of the night?? Wish I had that effect because now that school is in, all I hear about is how they don't wanna get up!!!!!!!

  4. I've been trying to get Aurora back on schedule for school. Let's just say it's noon and she's still sleeping despite my numerous attempts to get her up.

  5. Oh no. I am sorry that this happened interrupted sleep is the worst!

  6. Oh, I am tired for you, send those babies over here and get some sleep. I know how tiring that can be...

  7. I have been there time and time again. To make matters worse one of my sons is a morning person and the other is a night hawk, so you can just imagine ow pleasant the mornings are in my home.

  8. This is too too cute, tiring, but cute. Aaah! Those were the good old days. Your story brings back memories of those times. Wish I could help you out.

  9. "Kids: 1 Mommy: 0"

    That was too funny!!!! Yes, these kids put us mom's through the ringer, but they are also a bundle of joy, right?

    Nice blog!

  10. oh no 5am is terrible. like have 3 babies all over again to sort out!

    evan starts nursery in 12 days i got to get into a routine. that will be fun!


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