Wake-Up Call

My niece hates waking up earlier than 10:00 am on any day, but especially on a day when she doesn’t actually have school. This makes any attempt, by anyone, quite the experience.

My nephews were having a lovely time trying to wake up their elder sister this morning. They took turns shaking her, putting ice packs on her and even jumping up and down on her bed. She was awake, but didn’t want to actually get up or anything, so she lay there through it all, pretending to be asleep. Her youngest brother was going for actual ice cubes so they could slide them down the back of her nightgown. Before he could come back with some of them, I though I might as well give them a bit of help.

Once I’ve helped convince her to get up (without using up their grandma’s giant ice cubes), the first things she says after ‘waking up’ is that they shouldn’t jump on her bed when she’s still in it.

“Catie, if you’re going to pretend to be asleep after your mom has sent them to wake you, you only have yourself to blame for what lengths they’ll go to.”

“Still…” she grumbled back at me and then hurried to hop out of bed when her youngest brother finally returned to the room with a bag full of ice.