Sleepy Head

August 20, 2012

Two weeks from tomorrow will be start of school. Mae will be a big time Senior Kindergartener – a seasoned vet of the Kindergarten crowd – hard to believe. That part I’m excited about – what I’m NOT looking forward to is the first day of school if she’s still in the sleep-in-late mode she’s in now.

I get up to go workout around 5:15am – everyone is sound asleep. The dogs don’t even stir. I usually get home around 7ish. The house is still asleep. I make myself a nice soy latte. No sounds from anything other than my trusty 10-year-old Saeco espresso machine. I can check email, look at some pretty pictures, see what the stock market is going to do for the day, feed the dogs, and let Lainey out to do her thing. Still – nothing.

It’s usually around 8:15-8:30 when I hear Mae’s door close. She closes her door behind her every morning. It’s just her thing. Then, she comes down and sits on my lap and “cuddles” with me. We talk in hushed tones for maybe 15 minutes – then, she’s ready for breakfast. She finishes breakfast around 9, and then she’s ready for the day. Keep in mind – school will begin at 9 sharp.

I have my work cut out for me…