What Getting to “Sleep In” Really Sounds Like

Posted by: , July 1, 2013 in 2:47 am


6:41 a.m.

Pitter-patter of little feet down the hall.

Junior: Mom? MOM? I’m awake.

Me: It’s still early, Junior. Try to go back to sleep.

Junior: Okaaaaaay.

Pitter-patter of little feet back down the hall.

Chuck: Why must they get up at the ass crack of dawn? Why? [Immediately falls back asleep]

Me: I’m soooooooo tired.

Chuck: Zzzzzzzzzzzz. Huh? You sleep in. I’ll get up with the kids. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

6:52 a.m.

Everette: Moooooooooom! Daaaaaaaaaaaaad! Waaaaaaaake!

Me: Damn them!

Chuck: Huh? I’ll get up. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Pitter-patter of little feet down the hall. 

Junior: Mom? Everette’s awake. Can I get up?

Me: It’s still the, um, middle of the night, Junior. Go back to sleep.

Junior: But Everette’s awake. And I can see the sun.

Me: Just try, okay? Both of you.

Pitter-patter of little feet back down the hall. 

Chuck: What time is it?

Me: Not even 7.

Chuck: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

7:04 a.m.

Cat: Meow. Meow. Meeoooooooooow.

Everette: Meeoooooooooow! Kitty! Meow! Kitty! ‘Mere, kitty!

Me: Damn that cat!

Chuck: Huh? I’ll get up. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Pitter-patter of little feet down the hall. 

Junior: Mom? The cat’s keeping me awake.

Me: Guys? It’s still really early. Everyone please try to rest for just a little more…

Pitter-patter of little feet back down the hall. 

Cat: Meow. Meow. Meeoooooooooow. Meow. Meow.

Everette: Kitty! ‘Mere, kitty! Meow, kitty!

Me: That mother fucking cat!

Chuck: Huh? Go back to sleep, honey. I’ll get up. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

7:13 a.m.

Everette: Knock knock!

Junior: Who’s there?

Everette: Banana!

Junior: Banana who?

Everette: Knock knock!

Cat: Meow.

Me: Sigh.

Chuck: I’ll get up. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

7:26 a.m.

Pitter-patter of little feet down the hall. 

Junior: Mom? Is it morning yet?

Me: It just turned morning. Like seconds ago.

Junior: My clock says 7.

Me: That’s really early.

Pitter-patter of little feet back down the hall. 

Everette: Knock knock.

Junior: Who’s there?

Everette: Knock knock.

Me: Chuck, remember you said you’d get up?

Chuck: I am. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

7:31 a.m.

Everette: Down! Downstairs!

Junior: Ssssssssh, Everette. Quiet!

Everette: Downstairs!

Me: I’m coming, Everette.

Chuck: I said I’d get up. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Me: Honey, you’re not even awake.

Chuck: I am. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Everette: Down, now! Downstairs!

Junior: Everette. It’s still night!

Everette: Downstairs!

Me: I’m soooooooo tired.

Junior: Everette’s keeping me awake! Moooooooom!

Me: HONEY??????????

Chuck: Huh? Right. I’m getting up. Right now.

Plodding feet down the hall.

Everette: Dad!

Junior: Hooray!

Stampede down the stairs.

Chuck: Guys, guys, quiet down. Let’s let Mom sleep.

Me: [to cat] You let out one fucking meow and you’re toast.


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