Where, oh where, is the snooze button?

Miss V, "Mu-um, is it time to get up yet?"
Me, "So not even half way close, darling."

Miss V, "Mu-um, is the sun even close to getting up yet?"
Me, "No way, I say."

Miss V, "How about now, mum?..... Mum?"
Me, "How about some more sleep Miss V..."

Miss V, "Mum! MUM LOOK! I see the sun!"
Me, "The sun is still sleeping Vay. Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeping."
Miss V, "I know. I was tricking."

Miss V, "Mu-um.... Mu-um.... Mu-um!"
Me, "Yeeeesssssss....."
Miss V, "Now is it almost close to getting up time?"
Me, "Noooooooo....."

Miss V, "Mummy... I love you. Can we get up now?"
Me, "I love you too. Go back to sleep."
Miss V, "Mum!"
Me, *snoring noises*

Miss V, "Mummy, I'm going to go and make you breakfast in bed until it bes time to get up, ok mum?"
Me, "Ok darling."

Me, *sprinting to the kitchen* "Miss V! What's wrong?"
Miss V, "There's..... *sob* ..... No...... *sob* ......... M-m-m-mmmmiiiiiiiiiiiillllllllllllllllkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk........ WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!"
Me, "We don't drink milk, Miss V...."
Miss V, "I know. I was just tricking."
Me, "Bed. Sleep. Now."
Miss V, "Try and use full sentences, mum. It's easier to understand you then...."

Miss V, "Mum I really can see sun now! LOOK!"
Me, "Why don't you tell it a story about a sleepy possum and her sleepy mum?"
Miss V, "Naahhh. Why don't you get up?"
Me, "Ok. Let's get up."
Miss V, "No just you mum. Not me. I go be sleep now. Night mum."
Me, "Night Miss V." *Blissful relaxing sleepy wave just about to wash over me*

Miss J, "Morning mum!"
Miss F, "Hi mum! It's time to get up now!"
Miss V, "Shhhh! I'm sleeping! Go be away now!"

.... And so, Miss J, Miss F and mummy went away to have a very wakeful morning while Miss V enjoyed a very restful sleep in.

That night, when mummy was very very tired and struggling to keep her head out of her dinner, Miss V offered her some advice....

"Mum? You look tired. Are you tired? I think you are tired mum. Mum? Do you think that maybe you are too tired now because you might not have maybe given yourself enough sleep last night? That is probably the reason, isn't it mum? So mum, do you think it would be a good idea to go to bed early tonight so you will be awake-er more tomorrow? You're boring when you're tired mum. You need more sleep so you be funny again. Go to bed early tonight mum. But not yet, you better do the dishes first. Ok mum?"

Ok, Miss V.


jeanie said...

See, I would probably not find that very funny at all. I am not so considerate at 4am.

Pencil Writer said...

Love is a many splendord thing--mulit-faceted, even. Mommyhood is a trial with blessings. Or a blessing with trials. And trials are only opportunities to grow. Right? Right after sleeping enough to get the brain juices moving . . . forward. *Smiles* for you, Al, and the 3 darling gems that live with you!

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, I feel tired just reading that! I admire your patience!

M+B said...

I admire your composure at that time of the day. Between 3am and 4 am, I am super-grumpy according to Boo. I have tantrums if you wake me at that time of the morning. Unless its going to save me washing sheets in the morning, I don't want to know about it!

Mama Zen said...

I'm afraid to even think of what I might have said at 4 am!

Gretchen said...

I remember those days! Now it's me who has to bug, beg and plead to get the kids up and ready for school. They are so not morning people!

Debby said...

Oh, my comment did not take. I remember waking up many mornings with one little face or another just inches from mine. No words. Just staring. Believe it or not, you will miss these little moments. You will! Of course, you'll be so well rested, that will make up for it.

tiff said...

You are a much nicer person than I at 3am. MUCH nicer.

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