Jun 30, 2009

#Family Life

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.

(He says, “But I’m SO DAMN FUN when I’m tired! WHEEE!!!!”)


  1. And he laughs in the face of your to-do list!

    By Maria on 2009 06 30

  2. 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

  3. Poor guy & poor you.  Hope you both got a good nap today!

    By TexasRed on 2009 06 30

  4. 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

  5. Ha ha ha! And love that pic.

    By Aimee Greeblemonkey on 2009 07 01

  6. At least he’s adorable.

    By Miss Grace on 2009 07 01