Just Five More Minutes Please

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Do you ever find yourself saying just five more minutes please? I find myself saying that repeatedly through the week, more so in the mornings. It never fails, that no matter what time you put the kids to bed, they are always up early. Since Everett is still waking up at least once a night, when Hazels little voice comes creeping into our room at 6am exclaiming “MOM, It’s awake time!” I just want to burry my head deeper under the covers. Now before you go telling us how there are wonderful clocks out there that can tell your kid what time of day it is, and that they need to stay in bed. Trust me when I say, it’s not going to work for us. There is no way we can outsmart this little monkey into thinking that the sun isn’t up yet and she needs to go back to sleep for a few more hours minutes. The only thing its going to get us is a full on debate over whether or not it’s time to get up and the curtains being ripped off the wall by a category 5 hurricane. 

Enter in our little solution that seems to be  working. Perhaps a little messier than one would like, but hey some mornings I actually get to roll over and doze off for a little longer. Every morning when Evan leaves for work, he sets up our morning for success. On the coffee table he leaves out the following for Hazel, a freshly filled water cup, a bowl of cheerios and a fully charged iPad. Fully charged being the key word here people, an iPad with 5% battery life is not going to get you very far. Ultimately it would be amazing if she just grabbed the iPad and turned on Netflix and curled up on the couch, but no, why would she do that? Instead she makes multiple trips up and down the stairs to bring everything up to the bed. If I am lucky she will quietly sit there, munch on the cheerios and watch hours 30ish minutes of Paw Patrol at a decent volume. Most days however, she flicks on the bedside light and cranks the volume as she swipes through the shows trying to pick the flavour of the day. Some of her current favourites are Curious George, Dinosaur Train, Busytown Mysteries and Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse (oh boy!)

No complaints here friends, as most days this gives me that five extra minutes  I desire to attempt to snooze, or a chance to sip a hot coffee in bed while we wait for Everett to wake up and join us. Now if only she could bring me up a coffee in one of her treks, that would be a very successful morning.

Just Five More Minutes Please #netflixstreamteam

Just Five More Minutes Please #netflixstreamteam

Just Five More Minutes Please #netflixstreamteam

Just Five More Minutes Please #netflixstreamteam

Xo. Andria

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