It happened. We were allowed to sleep for an extra blissful 30 minutes.

Usually our Saturday and Sunday mornings are not as relaxing. We are hounded from the minute the sun is up, sometimes before.

“It’s morning!!! Get up!!! Why won’t you get up?!!!” Boys climbing over us, gleeful, jumping, bouncing, an elbow in the stomach, a foot in the face. “PLEASE!!!!! Get up!!!!”

Then the agreement to leave the big bed to “go play quietly.” But only to be interrupted with “Mom!”, “Stop it!”, “You broke it!” and Knittybaby wailing, the Skeptic and I arguing over who’s turn it is to go make peace, hoping that maybe we can get another ten minutes before we give in and get out of bed.

That is a usual weekend morning in our house.

But today! Today a small miracle happened. They woke up. They got up right away and played peacefully, quietly for 30 minutes. We dozed, listening to playful chatter, the building of train tracks, Little Man saying, “Sorry, are you okay? It was just a little bump…” Happy playing, actual teamwork. And then….they made us breakfast.

You’re worried about the breakfast, aren’t you? You’re seeing disaster here, right? But  even this went well. “A special surprise for you!” Cereal for all four of us, spoons at each place, not a drop of milk spilled. Although I think each bowl had about a cup and a half of milk in in, but hey…it was part of the charm.

Now we don’t expect this to start happening every weekend morning. I’m sure next weekend we’ll be back to the usual. But, the potential is there, I’ve seen the future, and it actually involves rest….



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15 responses to “Finally…

  1. Awwww, how sweet of them to make breakfast and to let you sleep in a little!

    They were smart in luring you out of bed with food – works for me! 🙂

  2. Wow – waaay spoiled there this morning!

  3. Awww…how totally sweet! Gotta love that age where they can play and be all helpful-like. I’ve tried to get The Big, Fluffy Kitty to make me breakfast. But she hasn’t gotten the hint yet. *And* she wakes me up in the morning for no good reason other than her need to say, “hi.”


  4. Wowza!! Isn’t it sweet when they both are old enough to play together without constant spats? Bug and Bean keep doing this better all the time!

  5. Ahhhh, how nice for you guys! Unfortunately, we’re still in the very little sleep in the morning stage.

  6. That’s AWESOME. Love the “sorry” part from LM too…he actually does love his brother!! 🙂

  7. So how long do you think it will be before they’re up to making quiche?

  8. I feel your pain. Now that our son can recognize numbers we put a digital clock in his room with the guideline that the first number needed to be a 7 or 8 before he could come wake us up. He can read or get up an play, but not come into our room. It works surprisingly well.

    It is sooooo sweet that they made you breakfast!

  9. Very sweet – it really just happens so gradually, you don’t realize when things have changed.

  10. I’ve been working on kids getting their own breakfast for a good 15 years or so (Oldest Daughter is 18) and so far, not so much luck. Unless, Poptarts count. So, you are a Winner!

  11. Oh, hurrah for you and your lovely babies! Ours are very good at dragging stuff out of the fridge but is has not yet occurred to them to a. close the door or b. bring anything out for anyone else.

  12. myhobbyisyarn

    Aw, what nice kids! We sent ours to the inlaws and slept until noon!

  13. So sweet!!! I’m trying to not begrudge you your success. Any day that Z sleeps past 5:30am is a grand success in out house!

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