Finding calm in the chaos

Finding calm in the chaos

Thursday, June 21, 2012

off in Lala-land

ND wakes us up every morning at 4am, crying and insisting that it is "wake up time" despite our best efforts to convince her otherwise.

So, this morning, I woke up, startled, at FIVE am, realizing that ND hadn't started crying at 4am. While pondering this in the morning quiet, I heard a voice in the kitchen.

Me: Joe! Wake up! There's someone in our house!
Joe: Shh. Go back to sleep. (He rolled over and promptly went back to sleep).

Abandoned by my husband and left to fend for myself and our two children, I tiptoed out into the hallway to peek into Sam and ND's rooms. Sam was still sleeping in his bed...


I was pretty sure someone had snatched her and was in the process of whisking her to a get-away car. My heart was pounding when I heard the fridge door open. The kidnappers were still in the kitchen!!

I crept to the kitchen to rescue my baby and came face to face with...


Lala: Oh, morning, Juni. You kept whining about how tired you were since ND was waking you up so early, so I came over this morning to get her up, so you and Joe could get some sleep.
Me: Huh?
Lala: And, I brought you coffee, too.
Me: Oh. Oh, thanks.

I'm not sure if the moral of this story is to
always give your mom a key to your house or to
never give your mom a key to your house.


Amy said...

Yep, it's a definitely double-edged sword.

Rae said...

oh my goodness, a consistent 4am wake-up? that has got to be rough.

I don't know if I would have hugged my mom, thanked her and gone back to bed or yelled at her.. (given the initial panic you must have had!)

The Farmer's Wife said...

But funny!