Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Best Laid Plans?

Why is it the best laid plans are the ones that always fall apart?  As I mentioned in yesterday's Monday Musings, the twins' bus picks up at 7:04am...otherwise known as "stupid o'clock".
In preparation for this awful hour, I went to bed early and set my alarm for 5:45, 15 minutes before we had the alarms scheduled to go off for the twins.

I guess because I was prepared to get up, Pickle decided that the day should begin at 3:30.  I heard her calling out, so Mr. Twingle went to her.  She asked to be tucked back in and that was it; or so we thought.  Not 10 minutes later, she was up again.  This time, she didn't want to sleep in her room so Mr. Twingle brought her in with us.  And this is where it all falls apart.

Pickle doesn't sleep.  She lays quietly for just long enough for Daddy to fall asleep again and then she tosses and turns, giggles, calls the dog, wonders where the cat went, jumps up and down, sings, pushes me out of bed and more.  At 5:30, I think she's finally fallen asleep and I try to sneak out of bed to turn off the alarm so it won't wake her.  I was mistaken though, as she got up fussing.  Luckily, Mr. Twingle was able to settle her back down long enough for me to escape to the washroom where I had my shower and got dressed.
At 6:00, the twins got up and miraculously stayed quiet enough to not wake Pickle!  They ate, got ready to wait for the bus and we were out the door by 6:50 at which time Mr. Twingle got up to come say bye to the kids.  Unfortunately, Pickle also got up :\

So now, it's 9:30 and Pickle is crabby...gee I wonder why?  It's going to be a long day if we can't convince her to take a nap at some point.  Wish us luck.

On the other hand, the twins got off to their first day of school, no worse for wear.  Here are some photos from the morning.  Enjoy!

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