No Rest for the Weary

This morning, it was as though the gods had conspired against me and that my fate was to be awake before six a.m. I was not a happy camper. Hubby, a member of the National Guard, has training one weekend a month, and this weekend is it for August. He set the alarm for some ungodly hour… and when it went off, proceeded to hit snooze – TWICE! Then, at about 5:30, the alarm went off again.

And it kept going.
And going.
And going.

Until I had to roll over to his side of the bed, realizing that he had gotten up, headed downstairs without turning the alarm off! I turned off the alarm, and tried to settle back in.

It was not in the cards.

Two minutes later, The Princess came in to our room asking, “Mommy, can we go downstairs to watch a show and have some juice?” (This is her morning routine). I told her it was still twenty minutes too early (horrible as it is, six o’clock is the earliest we’ll allow her to be up and around – and that’s still too early as far as I’m concerned). I told her she could lay next to me for awhile until it was time to get up.


Hubby came back upstairs, shuffled The Princess back to her room (I have no idea why, and didn’t want to argue about it), gathered up some stuff he needed, and headed back downstairs.


Pumpkin started crying.

So, by 5:50, the whole family was awake, and downstairs. Needless to say, I’m exhausted. Pumpkin is currently napping, but The Princess refuses to (she’s at that age – if she takes a nap, she’ll be up until 10!). I’m counting down the hours until Hubby gets home and I can turn on my “Off Duty” light and have some downtime.

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. Oh my, sounds like you need a Starbucks break. What a day! The only consolation I can think of is that when they are teenagers, they will love naps. That would be good news if that also meant they still went to bed early….but I can’t promise that. (I live below three small elephants – okay children – and they don’t seem to sleep either.) I hope you get a break soon!!!

  2. I dragged the girls to Starbucks this a.m. – a nice grande cappuccino was a treat this a.m. – but I’m still exhausted!

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