Anybody need a rooster?

by Decemberbaby

Okay, she doesn’t fertilize chicken eggs. But she does wake up at the crack of dawn, and she makes sure everybody knows about it.

Official transcript of this morning:

6:30 a.m.*

K: (humming loudly)

6:45 a.m.

K: It’s daytime. It’s daaaaytiiime. Mummy, it’s daytime. I think it’s time to get up!

N: Bah bah aaaaaah!

K: Yes, N, it’s daytime! Good morning!

6:55 a.m.

K: Mummy? Can I get up? It’s daytime!

Me: No.

K: but it’s daaaaytiiime.

Mr. D: I think you need to have a talk with her.

K: (humming loudly)

Well, we did have a talk this morning about how just because the sun is up doesn’t mean it’s time to wake up. I also emphasized that it’s not OK to wake mummy and daddy up unless there’s an emergency. Then we talked about what the word “emergency” means: need a freezie? not an emergency. Bleeding heavily? that’s an emergency. I don’t have high hopes, though, seeing as much of the adult population still can’t tell the difference between emergency and not.

I’m going back to sleep now.


*yes, I’m aware that some normal people wake up at 6:30 a.m. In our house, though, that’s not morning. 7:30 is our earliest acceptable wakeup time, and we’ll go to heroic lengths to keep it that way.


One Comment to “Anybody need a rooster?”

  1. Can she read numbers? Have you thought about putting a digital clock near her bed, and rewarding her for only getting out of bed when the first number is 7?
    I know this works for a friend of mine.
    Kind regards
    Kathryn (who has just started reading your blog)

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