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28 January 2009 @ 07:57 am
*repeats mantra*  
I love my children. I love my children. I love my children.

But my two beautiful boys got up at 4:45 this morning, and were doing what sounded like beating on pots and pans with a metal spoon. I could've slept through that, probably, but Nolan yelling at them (from his snuggly spot under the covers right next to me) to 'go back to bed, already,' made it a little more difficult.

They went upstairs and performed what I can only guess was army-quality calisthenics until 5:30, when instead of hearing them above us, they brought their morning sunshine and joy back downstairs and started playing a video game. Which, you know, wouldn't be bad, but with a running commentary from Aaron, "Oh, man! You got told!" and "You stunk that one up! Why do you keep dying, Ethan?" even the most stalwart of sleepers couldn't have done it. Nolan yelled a few more times, but to no avail.


I love my children. I love my children. I love my children.

And WHY, WHY, WHY do who I assume are otherwise normal people lose their damn minds in the school parking lot? You are not the only people in the world, and little Suzie is not going to get frostbite walking from your Cadillac SUV to the door of the school, even in 15 degree weather. Look around! There are other cars that need to drop off their kids, too!

Ahem. Okay. Sorry. Rant over. I have a sore throat? Maybe that's the problem.

No, I think it's probably the stupid parking lot people and getting awakened at an ungodly hour.

I hope all the rest of YOU have a lovely day, though. :D
I am:: home
I feel:: coldcold
I hear:: Reject - Green Day
nbaeker: dean stfu samnbaeker on January 28th, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
I hear you, Carrie.

I got thrown up on at about 3 am (thankfully the only incident) and then he woke up again at 6.

I think he *might* be going back to sleep, but I'm pretty well just 'up'.
Carrie Leigh: the queen is not amusedcarrie_leigh on January 28th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
Well, there's my glass half full, then.

Everyone's bodily fluids stayed where they were supposed to be.
nbaekernbaeker on January 28th, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
*sigh* round 2 just happened...
Carrie Leigh: tea makes it bettercarrie_leigh on January 28th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sorry. Poor Ephrayim. :(

And poor you.

nbaeker: mamanbaeker on January 28th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
thanks for the love... I think we needed some over these parts. poor monster. Not v. peppy today.
seegrim: pansiesseegrim on January 28th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, Nicole. I'm sorry. :(
Elle Blessingway: Kitten!elle_blessing on January 28th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
My dog likes ungodly hours EVERY morning. And there's no sleeping through an eleven pound pooch scratching your back so they can eat/potty/get under the covers (various times all night, because it gets hot you know, and that means under/over/under/over). *SIGH*

Today will be a beautiful day. Have some tea with honey! Hope you're throat feels better, Carrie *smooshes*
Carrie Leigh: tea makes it bettercarrie_leigh on January 28th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah. Katie Bell was in the mix this morning to taptaptaping her way around on the hardwood floors. I understand that completely.

Thanks! I'll try it, definitely.
maureen: Special Hellmaureen on January 28th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
Reason #1,312 why I don't want children: other parents. I'd so be the mom that didn't play well with the other moms...
Carrie Leigh: Extremely stubborn and suspicioucarrie_leigh on January 28th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
Yes, well, I have a little trouble with that sometimes, too...
seegrim: What?seegrim on January 28th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Preaching to the choir, Carrie. Right down to the freaking school parking lot.

AND! Emma forgot her lunch, so guess who's going out AGAIN?

Yeah. ME.

*grumbles and moans*
Carrie Leigh: Ethan=Little Dracocarrie_leigh on January 28th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
KIDS. Can't live with 'em, can't sell 'em to the Circus.
tracyj23: FF - icon eaten by Reaverstracyj23 on January 28th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
I hear ya. Mine wake me up WAY too early frequently. And they have no volume control AT ALL so they wake everyone in the house then. *sigh*

15 degrees - as in fahrenheit? Yeah, no frostbite gonna happen then. Where I live we were rejoicing that it was WARM today because it was -16 celsius this morning. I wore my spring jacket to school!

I hope your day gets better!
Carrie Leigh: Chicago - happycarrie_leigh on January 28th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
It got much better. A pedicure soothes a lot of wrongs. :)
tracyj23: FF - Inara - twilighttracyj23 on January 29th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
Oh yeah. I'm with you there.
O Demanding One: Express: Oh Bother. Poohheyurs on January 28th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)

Mmmm! Just wait 'til they're fourteen! They don't get much quieter and the parents in the parking lot have NOT grown any more cooperative.   :/

Carrie Leigh: Ethan and Aaroncarrie_leigh on January 28th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
And they probably eat more, too. Oh, heavens.
O Demanding One: Express: Oh Bother. Poohheyurs on January 28th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)

Indeed! Not necessarily what you want them too, but, yeah. *rolls eyes at a picky eater* Good grief.

anethema_deviceanethema_device on January 28th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
Many hugs.. You do love your children *grin*

I hope your day gets better hunni
Carrie Leigh: Chicago - happycarrie_leigh on January 28th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It has.
dragonsangel68: Ewan Buggerdragonsangel68 on January 29th, 2009 01:09 am (UTC)
*sends you strength* Just keep up the mantra!

Every school has those mums who just can't seem to understand school parking lot etiquette, but worse are the dads who occasionally drop their little darlings off and just come roaring through oblivious to everyone else.
Alluring_Twilight: Niks and Kellanalluringt_light on January 29th, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
Hope you get your good night sleep tonight
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on January 30th, 2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
I did, thank you!