Mar 05 2006

While you were sleeping

A has always been an early riser. I can count on one hand the number of times in the last year he has slept past 6:30. If he sleeps past 7, I’m checking for a pulse. Lately he’s been getting up at 5:30 or even earlier. He’s learned not to bother us, so he goes downstairs and gets himself breakfast. He’s also waking up J, but that’s a whole other post. However, as of late, he’s been doing all sorts of naughty things early in the morning before we’re up. We all read about A’s experience with a plastic/metal spoon and the microwave. Apparently he didn’t learn from that, so let’s recap this morning. He was up at some un-Godly hour, I don’t know what, I was sleeping. He got up and:

1) Ate half a box of Tagalong cookies

2) Pushed every button on the dishwasher, causing it to sorta run and then stop

3) Open up my laptop

4) Push the subwoofer across the floor and put in a DVD

And these are just the things we know about. He’s almost 5, people! They start to listen at some point, right? So, he gets no special treats, no videos/TV/video games, and no computer time for four days. Consequences following actions. It’s going to be a long four days. Please send reinforcements (Grandparents are coming to visit this week), a Fat Tire truck (I’m going to actually drag both boys into the liquor store tomorrow morning on my weekly grocery run), and an extra dose of sanity.

Now, I need to take pictures of A, so I can list him on eBay. I’ve threatened him with that since he was a few days old; I think today is the day I actually follow through. ; )


  1. Karin

    Well, um…you could always load the dishwasher at night before you go to bed and hope he pushes the right buttons to wash them in the morning 😉

  2. Jen

    Oh, he knows how to push buttons, that’s for sure! LOL!

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