Similar to how dogs smell fear, my youngest child smells ambition. I had a plan, an actual true productive plan, for today. There are massive deadlines hanging over my head, there are bills and invoicing to do, and the regular life maintenance and goals I set daily to work out and eat well. I had it all worked out and it even included swimming in my heart-rate zone for 30 minutes and taking the oldest on time to go to her school field trip.
I had a plan.
As happens every single fucking time I have a plan, my son woke up at 3:30AM and literally yelled this half awake sleep scream for 45 minutes. He sat in my bed staring at me.
AHHHHH. WAAAHHHHHHHH. :: hiccup :: WAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111!!!!!!!!
At 4:54 when I finally put him back in to bed I knew it was over. In another hour my alarm would go off and I knew I’d hit snooze. I knew my ambition was snuffed out.
Not unlike a dog, my son smells ambition. And he always wins.
And he laughs in the face of your to-do list!
By Maria on 2009 06 30
So, is it possible that you son has taken my will power and ambition away as well? Because I will totally blame it on him! LOL
There’s always tomorrow!
By AmazingGreis on 2009 06 30
Poor guy & poor you. Hope you both got a good nap today!
By TexasRed on 2009 06 30
yes! my 15 m/o is so good at disrupting his sleep schedule only when I have planned productivity. but the upside is, I don’t feel at all guilty rearranging my schedule for a nap!
By harrytimes on 2009 07 01
Ha ha ha! And love that pic.
By Aimee Greeblemonkey on 2009 07 01
At least he’s adorable.
By Miss Grace on 2009 07 01