Thursday, September 16, 2010
Not A Morning Person.
For quite some time there has been a war going on in our home.
It has creeps up on me throughout the week, and on the weekend the battle intensifies.
As a little background... I am NOT a morning person.
It’s not that I am unpleasant once I wake (I don’t think so anyway), or that I don’t like mornings.
It’s simply that I genuinely struggle to wake up, and stay awake.
Generally if I can stagger upright I’m good to go, but keeping my eyes open and remembering to breath deeper so I can stand is sometimes a bit of a problem.
This comes to the great amusement of my full-time bed buddy (I really must think of a proper name to call him on here).
He seems to find it great fun to try to wake me up, and is totally amazed by my capacity to have interactive conversations which I then have absolutely no recollection of once I actually wake up.
So far he has tried being bossy and trying to MAKE me get up, stealing the blankets, going on about how “lovely the day is”, leaving the curtains open, talking at me, cuddling, turning the radio on... Even made me breakfast in bed!
All to no avail.
The poor man loves to get up and go in the morning, and doesn’t have a whole lot of excess time to waste waiting around for me to get my ass into gear, so it must be frustrating.
This morning he learnt a new trick.
I was doing my usual hit snooze trick when he started chatting to me.
I obliged by pretending to listen and mumbled intermittently when he paused for a response.
He then left the room and went downstairs.
I heard his feet receding off into the distance and relaxed back into my pillow.
From downstairs I heard his voice loudly proclaim –
I went racing downstairs thinking there was hail outside, or something equally interesting to see.
He just finally figured my strongest motivator...
Not greed, or shame, or self will, or love for him;
Just sheer curiosity!!
Me 12, He 1
However I think the war was just won.