My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Bedroom Hokey Pokey

Despite my many attempts to teach the boys to stay in their room till after the clock strikes 6 every morning it seems that they come crawling into our bed about 4am more often than not.

Particularly on the mornings that I'm home.


Gator-boy, the more active and least snuggly of the two INSISTS on laying right next to ME!

And so at 4:10am we start the morning's Hokey Pokey with Mom game...here's a glimpse:


ready?

you put your right elbow in Mom
you take your right elbow out
you put your right elbow in Mom and you shake it all about
you do the Hokey Pokey and you roll over in bed
Then you fall back asleep.

5 min later....

you put your left knee in Mom
you take your left knee out
you put your left knee in Mom and you shake it all about
you do the Hokey Pokey and you roll over in bed
Then you fall back asleep.

5 min later....

you put your whole self on Mom
you take your whole self off
you put your whole self on Mom and you shake it all about
you do the Hokey Pokey and you roll over in bed
That's what it's all about!

you do the Hooooookey Pokey! and roll over
you do the Hooookey Pokey! and roll over
you do the Hooookey Pokey! and roll over

Then Mom kicks you out of bed!!


after this he usually plays almost quietly in our room.

At some point he'll start knocking on Sugars' bedroom door till we go let her out and crawl back in bed hoping to at least PRETEND to sleep till 6am.

sometime around 5:30am we surrender to the start of the day.......because the cat is hissing hysterically at Gator-boy from the corner of the closet where he has her trapped..

Sugars is dragging the plunger down the hall...

and Sonshine is bouncing the bed saying "Wake up Daddy!!"

5 comments:

Stephanie D. said...

Maybe a latch on the outside of their door? Like a screen door latch way up high?

Or maybe bedtime an hour later? For them, not you. lol

ellen b. said...

Oh dear...

Harry said...

My son was an early riser, but he had the decency to wait until 6:00.

Evansmom said...

My son was (probably still is) a twitcher - he would crawl into bed and then twitch all over the place - just when I was about to fall asleep, of course. I have to tell you - he is 15 now and I miss those snuggly, twitching days.

diana said...

ugh! i wouldn't be able to put up with that. i'm one grouchy mom if my early morning sleep is disturbed.