After she is dressed and ready for breakfast, she usually comes into my room to
Sometimes, she doesn't even need her alarm to go off because Birdie is usually up and at 'em making all kinds of noise--bless her heart--so really, I haven't had to set an alarm for weeks. In fact, the last time I set my alarm, I was already awake before it went off because honestly, I can't sleep with this enormous "bump" on my front, so I just turned it off, knowing it was just a waste to have it blaring every morning for no reason. Sleep for me is funny like that. The one night I took a sleeping aid, Birdie was sick the whole night, so I couldn't sleep even if I wanted to (and believe me, I wanted to!!) But that's just how it goes around here when it's time for some shut-eye.
Well, Sunday night I remembered the girls had dentist appointments Monday morning (high fives all around because I remembered!!). Of course I didn't set the alarm because Gimme had hers set and please, Birdie still lives here, so no alarm needed.
Naturally, I was getting the best sleep in weeks, when my hip started aching signaling for my body to change positions (BIG ordeal by the way...) as I turned, I couldn't help but notice the clock in my room...8:00...
Thankfully gravity already had me heading to the side of the bed so that my exit was more or less (mostly less) graceful (at least I landed on my feet). I rushed to the girls bedroom wondering why in the world they were being so quiet. They were still sleeping. Gimme went ahead and just shut her alarm off when it went off. (We haven't introduced the 'snooze' button to her... yet).
We had ten minutes to get dressed, brush teeth, and get out the door (If you remember, it takes at least 20 minutes to get anywhere up here).
Needless to say, we made it to the dentist on time, so as a reward, on the way home, I stopped and got a big fat Diet Coke from Wendy's. It actually was a little taste of heaven, and the stress of the morning seemed to fizz away with every swallow.
If only every morning could be that good...