Braveheart and the Mutiny


Would it be wrong to drink a glass of wine, a beer or a Jack and Coke at 6:54 AM? Would that make me a lush? Hmm… Does it still count if you haven’t been to sleep yet? I mean, technically that means it’s still part of the last 24 hours right?

Before you think I’m an alcoholic I’m drinking coffee. Regular, old coffee, cream and sugar. (Not Irish Coffee I promise)

I think Braveheart is out to see if his mutiny will succeed if he can outlast me on sleep. Being the insomniac that I am I can NEVER go to sleep before 2 am. Since the hubby has went back to work Braveheart has decided that he will wake up and fight Joker and the bad guys at 2am EVERY morning, refusing to let me sleep. Then he falls back to sleep at about 4:30a when Daddy’s alarm is going off. Now Daddy is very good about letting Mama sleep, he doesn’t expect me to make him breakfast or coffee. (If anyone knows how horrible of a morning person I am, it’s him) but by the time his alarm is going off, I’ve yet to even go to sleep. So I haul my butt to the kitchen to eat breakfast with him and see him off to work.

You would think after working for the past 3 years, work starting anywhere from 4a-9a, I’d be a morning person. But it is IMPOSSIBLE! I am just one of those people that my brain does not function before 9am and don’t even think about having a conversation with me before 10am, unless you’re okay with my answer being, “Mmhmm, yeah, alright, whatever.” I am also one of those people who after waking up, no matter the time, I HAVE to have at least 15 minutes to fully wake up. Within that 15 minutes I don’t like loud noises or important conversations. I have to have time to adjust to the morning people who are chattering away. I thrive at night, My brain is at it’s best from 2p-2a. A good example would be this:

Remember that show Animaniacs? Now do you remember Pinky and the Brain?

Between the hours of 2p-2a I am Brain. I could conquer the world and be Wonder Woman..well, err, Catwoman 😉

Between the reverse hours of  4a-10a I am Pinky. My brain is just mush.

The older kids understand this, they typically give me time to adjust from Vampire Master of the Night to Mama tolerating that the world operates during the day. Of course this may be that they learned this lesson the hard way. Or as Empathetic Engineer described in his very matter of fact child way, “Mama turns into that woman with snake hair and might turn us to stone.”  🙂 Gotta love kids right?

Braveheart on the other hand is the loudest child I have ever met. He inherited this from his father, the difference being age. That and the fact that Daddy doesn’t want Mama turning into Medusa either.

Not Braveheart, he doesn’t walk, he STOMPS. He doesn’t talk, he YELLS. He doesn’t shut doors, she SLAMS them. You get the picture.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. (Too much anyways) I ADORE his personality. He has no fear, he takes the bull by the horns and wrangles it to the ground barehanded. I love this about him, no one will ever be able to stop him from achieving his goals in life.

But at the moment his goal is for Daddy to go back to being the stay at home parent and he is determined to break me.

Little does he know Mama has the willpower of a boulder. I don’t budge and I am an expert at taming wild animals.  😉

Now I’m off to drink my coffee, pretending there is a little whiskey in there, imagining that I got some sleep and tame that wild beast that I love so dearly.  🙂

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