Previously posted on my old blog...
Morning Reading Time
This morning I was trying to wake up my sleeping sons. Normally, I start with the gentle rub on the back and a sweet, "honey- it's time to wake up"... that usually gets a grunt or two.
Then I move onto my monologue about what day it is, and all the fun things in store for the day... that usually gets a few groans as they realize it is Monday and School.
Frustrated- I then traditionally move straight into my annoying "morning song" where I start singing phrases like, "It's time to wake up- it's time to start a new day! It's time to wake up and say Hey! Hey! Hey! It's time wake up and have a great day!" My sons HATE the morning song..
So this morning while talking to myself about all the fun things to do today- I started picking up their bedroom and noticed a book by Dr. Seuss called, "I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!"
I remembered a spot I saw on TV about a mom who would read to her daughter in the morning- to help her wake up. So I sat down and started reading.
It starts out pretty good. About a boy -refusing to wake up. "I don't care if kids are getting up right now all over town. I'm the kid who ISN'T getting up. I'm staying down." (My oldest moaned- "Right-on Brother!")
By the end, my boys were peeking over their pillows- wondering how it was going finish. We all agreed- the ending was a bit anti-climatic but they both said they liked me reading in the morning- instead of singing that awful morning song.
I liked it too. It took only 5 minutes. 5 minutes I usually spend ranting and such to get them up. I know there are many books about bedtime and sleeping. I wonder how many I can find about waking up. We'll see. Anyone who finds some good books- please make a comment!
Hope everyone has a great day!
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