I used to think the worst way to wake up was to a baby crying. That was before we had two kids. For the past year or so, I have awoken to the sound of my three-year old yelling, “IT’S DAY!!” when the sky is pitch black and day is actually at least an hour away. I stage whisper/scream (a skill I have perfected) through gritted teeth, “SHHHH!!! DON’T WAKE THE BABY!!” but it’s too late. The baby is already stirring. In thirty seconds she will be wailing. and I’ll have two kids hungry for breakfast, begging to come out of their rooms before the six o’clock hour.
That is, in fact, the worst way to start the day.
Once in a while, though, I have a good idea when it comes to managing my
drunk roommate’s three year-old’s shenanigans. I’d be thrilled if you would meet me at Bon Bon Break to read my post “How To Get Your Kid To Stop Waking The Whole Family.”