Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Longest Hour of the Day

I stand in front of the stove, placing the finishing touches on the dinner that will soon be devoured by my hungry and cranky crew.

I glance at the digital clock on the stove face.


I smile and as I spoon out 3 kiddie portions I think, " WOW, 6:15 already, what a long day! Dinner, bath, then bed, for the munchkins and TV for me.. YIPPEE, Amazing Race & Desperate Housewives"

My body aches, my head pounds. IT HAS BEEN A LONG DAY!

Whoever said that with the fall Day Lights Savings switch you get an extra hour of sleep must not have had kids! Our day started like it does every day at 5:55AM --- no wait --- with the time change, that is 4:55AM. NO WONDER I AM TIRED!

I glance back at the digital clock on the stove face.


I smile and as I spoon out 2 adult portions I think, " I can make it, I can make it...only 103 minutes...I can make it!"

Hubby walks into the kitchen holding a teething, cranky 8 month old, and as he calls to the boys to come for dinner, gives me a peck on the cheek while reaching past me and adjusts the stove clock to read 5:18.



Don Mills Diva said...

Yikes - my stomach actually dropped on your behalf when hubby changed the time.

a happier girl said...

I feel ya. We've been up bright and early every morning since. And Amazing Race was so good! I'm so glad it's back on. He's probably not as glad. After every episode I tell him all the new places I want to go.