Need for speed
A tiny glimpse into our Saturday wake-up routine… In real time…
Jack: Ugh! (Clomps downstairs) Can I play my game?
me: in a minute. Can you please go get Biscuit?
Jack: Where is he???
me: In the ball, out there… (I wave my hand vaguely towards the living room.)
Jack: (finds Biscuit in the kitchen) How long has he been in this?
me: What time does my clock say?? (I’m much too lazy to roll over and look)
me: Wow I actually got some sleep! I put him in the ball around 6:45 when he jiggled the roof of his cage and then started flipping his house. That’s my cue that he wants out.
Jack: Here you go little buddy! (He dumps Biscuit out of the ball onto the roof of his house.) Now can I play my game?
me: Which one?
Jack: Need for Speed.
me: 20 minutes.
me: That’s not how negotiating works. Okay 30, but set the timer.
Jack: Nooo the ticking is annoying! Just get me in 30 minutes.
me: (Ooohh maybe I can doze off one more time …?) Okay, see you in 30.
Sadly, more sleep did not happen. Biscuit started flipping his house again (I removed it), a singular LOUD catbird took up residence right outside my open window “Raaow Raaaaoooow!'”, and then, as you lucky readers can see, I decided to blog! And now I need to go to the bathroom. I told you! Real time!