Friday, October 23, 2009

The challenges? Not so much.

I have to get my kids up at 6:45 every morning so we can be ready for the bus which comes around 7:25. And because it is still dark and because my kids are always in a deep sound asleep at 6:45, sometimes it can be a struggle to get them up.

Yesterday while I was trying to get Peter up, I said in a sing-songy (and probably extremely annoying) voice, "Good morning, Peter!  Time to rise and shine!  It's time to start a brand new day!"

"Good morning, Momma," was his sweet reply.

"Are you ready to start a brand new day?"

"Yes," he sleepily resonded.

And I continued babbling, "Are you ready to face all of the challenges of this brand new day?"  (And yes, I realize this is a goofy thing to ask a 6-year-old at 6:45 AM. It's probably a goofy question to ask anyone at 6:45AM.)

"Um, the challenges?  Not so much," he replied as he was rubbing his eyes.

I laughed out loud, gave him a giant hug and told him that I wasn't ready either and then we headed downstairs for a Toaster Strudel.

Because everyone knows you can't face challenges without a hug from mom and a full belly.

11 comments:

Lee and Beth said...

Ahhh. That put a huge smile on my face! How cute. :)

He & Me + 3 said...

That is too cute. He wakes up in a good mood too. Good for you.

Mari said...

You've put a smile on my face! It's 2:15 and I'm still not ready for those challenges!

Angelica Bays, TygrLilies.com said...

Lol, I'm with you, pal. Hope he had a great day. :)

RR Mama said...

You are not the only one who sings to wake up their kids. I do it and most mornings my oldest tells me to stop and my youngest sometimes joins right in but won't get up! Go figure.

Jaina said...

That is awfully sweet. :)

Corey~living and loving said...

seriously...toaster strudels make all challenges easier to handle. sure thing. :)

have a great weekend.

Grandma T said...

Such a sweet Mommie!

Grandma T said...

Such a sweet Mommie!

Denise said...

You are such an awesome mom.

Nap Warden said...

Dang...that is an early morning! You handle it wonderfully:)