Sunday, September 21, 2008

Easy Like Sunday Morning

The first time I looked at the clock it was 830 and the kids were still sleeping. Before I knew it Kadie was cuddled up next to me and then I heard Adam. John got up with the both of them and let me sleep in which he usually does every Sunday.

The next time I looked at the clock it was 945 and I could NOT believe it was almost 10am. I had still been sleeping, or at least still in bed, and no kids had come to bother me. No one came to ask me for breakfast and no one came to tattle on their defiant sibling, until about 30 seconds later.

In comes Kadie crying that Adam threw a shoe at her. Jacob fast on her heels to tell me that the shoe was in the train bucket cause that is where he put it when he was cleaning. Why the shoe was in the train bucket and not the shoe bucket is beyond me, but at the moment I didn't really care. So I tell Jacob to make Adam say he was sorry to Kadie and his reply, "I already told him to say 'excuse me' cause he farted." Oh, my bad... guess that covers it all then. Another 3o seconds pass and Jacob is now asking me to help put together his toy. Never mind that his dad is up and in the living room while I am in my bed, snuggled under the covers with the gate shut.

I decided I would get up and potty since I'd been holding it since late last night and I sent Kadie out to retrieve the Savannah Morning News. Sara spotted me on my way to the bathroom and stopped to give me a hug. Then she followed me into the bathroom like any good kid would do and wanted to sit on the little potty. I took her diaper off, she pretended to pee, then left the bathroom.

Kadie gave me the newspaper and I headed back to my retreat. Yes, I milk it as long as I can. Opened up the paper and here comes Sara. She can't open the gate so she SCREAMS because mean old mommy shut her out. John came and scooped her up to get a new diaper on her and I was back on my own personal cloud nine. Perusing the ads, about to clip coupons, posting on my boards and just enjoying my alone time... a little slice of heaven.

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

All I can say is it must be nice! How come you get to sleep in with 5 kids and I only have one and yet I still am up every stinkin day at 6am? Some how that just seems wrong to me.