Or the ministry of defense.
Or that loud guy that sells KaBoom on TV.
Because my children have a gift that if I could tap into, I might become the world's richest Mommy.
My two youngest children have an amazing ability to feel when I am trying to sneak around and try to get anything done and become instantly awake as though they have had 3 Red Bulls a piece. Lysh and I once discussed how amazing it was that we would go in to check on our precious sleeping babies by turning the doorknob at an un-humanly slow speed so that no two internal mechanisms would hit or click on each other, then drop and roll onto the floor, ninja-style, and CRAWL about 1 inch per minute so as not to make any noise by ruffling the carpet fibers and barely peek over the bumpers and SURPRISE! There our sleeping babies would be all wide-eyed and smiley- SOOOOOOOO excited to see that we had come to pay them a visit! Like they were saying, "What took you so long??? I've been waiting for you since about 10 minutes ago when I heard your thoughts from across the house!"
I am feeling so very overwhelmed these day. I can't get anything done, every time I turn around there are 15 more things to clean up and 2 more tushies to change. I am using every available second I have to work on the training workshops I have scheduled to start in 4 weeks. Morgan has decided she doesn't want Jason or I out of her sight, so she has become stuck to me, and its not the easiest thing in the world to type with a 5 month old stuck to your chest, froggy-leg kicking the keyboard every five seconds. I decided last night that I was going to make myself go to bed at 10, so I could get up at really early and sneak downstairs to pick up a little, fold some laundry, and try to finish typing some of the presentation stuff we need before anyone woke up.
Sure enough: As soon as I get up this morning at 6 am and slide across the carpet to sneak to the landing, Morgan- who usually sleeps in til about 7:30- starts laughing from her crib! She was SOUND ASLEEP two second prior! So I decided to take her downstairs with me, and feed her, hoping she would just sit and let me check emails or something! I put her in the bouncy seat next to me and as soon as I sit down and log onto yahoo- I look over and LUKE is standing in the entrance to the kitchen. His, too, usually sleeps til 7 or so AND his door was practically shut- on the other side of the house- but his scary "Lukie-Sense" alerted him to the fact that I was up and about to try to accomplish something uninterrupted! UNBELIEVABLE! Jas came downstairs around 6:15 to leave for work, took one look at me, and Morgan and Luke now sitting on the couch and just laughed and shook his head, " Hows that getting up early workin' for ya?" Ugh.
Now that I know this ESP-esque gift my- and possibly all children- possess lasts up into the toddler years, I must act quickly to find a way to bottle it! Think of what the government could do with this power! Catch spies, terrorists, ensure things like Water Gate didn't happen. I have such a visual of all of these little babies sitting in bouncy seats and Bumbo chairs like a command central alerting the military to upcoming moves of our enemies. Oh, if I were that smart... or that lucky...
I guess until then, I may as well stay in bed and try NOT to accomplish anything, so I don't set off their little sensors and they might possibly let me squeeze in a few more extra minutes of sleep.