Friday, October 2, 2009

In Which I Belabor My Wake Up Time. And Other Nonsense.

***I posted this yesterday. Danyo deleted it. He may have done us all a favor. But I'm persistent, so I posted again. Bring it Danyo.***

Yesterday afternoon Avee had a half birthday celebration. She's been harrassing me for about 2 months for a party. Normally I don't give into that kind of pressure, but I remembered Bo being very excited about his age and getting older, right around this time. His 4 and a half mark happened to fall exactly on Thanksgiving, so basically he got a HUGE party with tons of pie. Avee wanted to have cake and watch a movie for 8 minutes. Those were her specifications. Poor sweet girl has no idea how long 8 minutes are. You know, it just occurred to me, maybe she means 8 minutes in bull riding time. That would make a lot of sense.

Anyway, yesterday there were 9 kids here total. How did that happen? I don't know. Fortunately they are all good kids, (like I'd say any different, their moms know about this blog!) and only one of them was a neighbor kid who heard me say cake and wormed his way in.

After dropping off some of her friends, Avee and I discussed dinner plans. By "discussed" I mean, she didn't like what I had in mind and screamed "Mack a woe knee and cheeeeeeeeeeeese" at me all the way home.

Clearly she was tired. She had been sick the two days before, so I figured she was still recovering.

She got sent to her room when the screams turned into questions like, "Do you want me to hit you!?" and "Do you want me to slam your hand in the door?!"

She fell asleep. At 5:15.

So guess who's been up and bright eyed since 5:02 this morning? I woke up to her crouched by my bed, big, bright, happy face, smiling she said, "Danyo's alseep on the floor, isn't that 'laywious!?

Yes. It's hilarious. Go to bed.

"Oh yeah, I'm also SO SCARED."

No you aren't, go back to your bed.

"Oh, I fuhgot. Hee hee!"

Now it's 9:45 in the morning and I've been awake waaaaaaaaay too long for it to only be 9:45 in the morning.

Avee's friend is here this morning. Avee bragged to her that she was going to rub two sticks (that were in fact, laying on my living room floor) together and make fire.

Ella yelled, "NOOOOOO! Yaw mom will have to call 9-1-1!!!!"

Why is that so funny to me? Probably because I have been up since 5 AM.

Today I have so many things I'd like to get done. I know a lot of people say things like that frequently. I'm not one of those people. I'm very happy to settle in mediocrity and underachieving. I never make lists, I rarely accomplish what I set out to in a day, and I almost always don't care. I am the antithesis of my very best friends in this way. They are list-making hyper achievers.

But today, I have a list and some things really have to be accomplished. Like "Buy pretzels and juice and napkins" and "Take pretzels and juice and napkins to Avee's preschool".

Other than that, I'm pretty sure nothing else will get done. Because it's a rainy day and I bought a whole bunch of different herbal teas yesterday (it's like I knew!) and Ugly Betty Netflix.

And I got up at 5 AM.


Yvonne said...

That little Avee is just too darn cute.

I haven't gotten up at 5:00 since Seminary ended last June. I sure got more done getting up then.

Sarah said...

Does 2nd count? wow yeah I'm one of those list makers...and now I'm on meds :)

Cindy said...

Parker was up at 5:02 this morning too..what are the odds.

Happy half Birthday Avee!!

Klin said...

I love Avee. I am not sure I would love her at 5 AM. I don't even think I love my own kids at 5 AM. I love sleeping at 5 AM.

Sooooo about that list thing. If I didn't write a list, I'd get nothing done. It sure doesn't happen like I plan for it to, but eventually it will happen, unless it is the last thing to be crossed off on a paper I write more than 10 things to do on. Yeah, it will get lost in the crossing off of other tasks :)

Charlotte said...

My husband was supposed to get up at 5AM to go to work, but I accidentally set the alarm for PM instead of AM. So 5AM makes one hilarious and 6:15 makes one grouchy (especially if work started at 6).

(I know I told you I had a brilliantly funny comment, but that was two whole days ago, and my mind only holds things for 5 minutes. Sorry)

Code Yellow Mom said...

heh. that girl is hilarious no matter what time of day. incidentally, i used her handstand story in YW today. it really is going to form the basis of a super good talk some day. i'll share it with you some time. and i'm rambling and not capitalizing because i was up at 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. and...:) i totally empathize with you about days that feel like they should be pretty nie over and young and the restless hasn't even started yet.

p.s. i think it's very cute and cool of you to have a party for aves.

Howertons in Iowa said...

I love you as an underachiever and mediocre friend. I wouldn't have it any other way. 5am rocks. Those days usually end in 8pm bedtimes. For the adults, anyway :)

Sarah Tilley said...

i'm really impressed that you reposted after danyo deleted it. i think i'd have give up after that. especially if i'd been up since five. ;)