Once again I am using my “Other Blog” format over here on this site. It’s Mother’s Day, so I can do what I want. Right?
Silent coffee. That is all I wanted today. I am sure we all have that dream. I tried. I really did, but as in all of these other attempts; I failed.
Silent Coffee on Vacation
Second attempt at 5 minutes of alone time. First attempt aborted when DC forced Doug to bring him to find me.
Sleeping in and #SilentCoffee – March 2018
DC , on a regular basis feels the need to announce that he is “Not tired yet” at different intervals during the evening. There have been times when Doug was over and I am just too tired to stay awake and since he was here finishing his laundry or doing something on the computer, I will tell DC, who just announced he was “Not tired yet” that he can stay up until Doug leaves.
Of course I know that Doug would not leave until DC was in bed and of course he would lock the doors on his way out.
Nope….. As soon as I say I am going to bed, even if he had just made his “Not tired yet” announcement, he begins packing up his princess papers, books and markers and goes up to his room.
If I am going to bed, he is going to bed.
If I am awake, he is going to be awake.
That is just the way it is.
I was already scheduled off from work today but due to the impending storm, I was almost 100% certain that I would be keeping DC home as well – whether his program was cancelled or not. I did not tell him last night just in case there was a drastic change in the forecast by the time morning came. Because I already knew that only one of us would possibly be getting ready for work this morning, I let him sleep about a half hour longer than usual (normally we are both up and dressed by the time we find everything is cancelled so there is no going back to bed – ever).
Unless everything is called off the night before, today may possibly be the very first time, ever that he hasn’t been up, showered and dressed before we found out that his work (or school, back in the day) was cancelled.
What you have to understand here is that every single time I have to get up during the night, every night (I am old, so me getting up during the night happens QUITE often), I have to first stop in his room to tell him that it is not time to get up yet and he needs to go back to sleep. He hears me, every.single.time and is ready to bound out of his bed, no matter what time it is.
This morning when I got up for good, I went into his room as always and said. “I am going downstairs now, if you want to sleep longer you can” – (This never works but still, I try)
I was shocked when he said “Okay” and rolled over to go back to sleep. I was thinking “Wow! I actually get to have silent coffee, this morning”.
I hardly finished making the coffee when I heard him yelling “Mom, want to get up!”
His face when he came downstairs made me laugh out loud!
He was angry with me because apparently he thinks I told him to stay in bed while I had the nerve to get up and come downstairs without him!
Silent Coffee, cancelled….
Mother’s Day – May 2018
Hiding in the Laundry room
It is Mother’s Day. In a desperate attempt to just have 5 minutes alone and silent coffee, I took my coffee down to the laundry room/garage.
I barely had time to put my cup down when I heard DC knocking on the door at the top of the stairs.
This was very odd indeed because trust me, he rarely knock on any door.
I yelled up the stairs.
DC: “What you doing?”
“I will be up in a minute”
DC: “I want a hug”
“I will be up in a minute.”
DC: “I want a hug”
(He did not mention wanting a hug when I was upstairs with him)
“Okay, I’m coming”
So #SilentCoffee was a failure once again, but I did get a hug and he did share his M&M’s from the M&M store yesterday with me, so I really can’t complain.
Happy Mother’s Day, everyone.
I wish you all 5 minutes of #SilentCoffee and if that did not/does not happen, I hope you get a big HUG (M&M’s are optional)
Happy Mother’s Day!