I had set my alarm for 6:30am this morning because waking up at 6:45am didn't give me and Abram enough time without racing out the door in the mornings. You see he has to be at the bus stop at 7:18am. However, I didn't have to wait for my alarm to blare that annoying "beep beep" because Boaz was rip roaring ready to go. Den gets up at 5am and in doing so lets Boaz know that it will be his last time to see his Big Daddy all day. Normally, Den transfers him from the crib to my bed and tubby little Bo lazily closes his eyes and drifts back to sleep, while I gently rub his thunderous thighs. However, this morning he wanted nothing to do with slumber. He began to jibber (which is his new thing this week), he is quite eloquent at repeating, "Ga Ga Ge Ga". As I clicked on my lamp, and put on cartoons, Den came bounding back up the stairs with a naked Roman. Roman had taken his pull-up off and was already headed up to the second level to discover what the commotion was all about, so I moved over and placed him on the pillow beside me.
It all sounds pleasant enough but along with his drowsy demeanor came an ugly cough that caused him to throw up on my white goose down comforter. So up I jumped to clean up that mess and thought, "Uh Oh we may be in for a long day."
Time flew by and pretty soon it was time to wake up Abram. His room was extra chilly this morning and so I knew that it may be more difficult to pry him from his warm bed. However, he bounced up and got dressed rather quickly. I woke Isaiah up and asked him to climb into my bed with the babies, and off I went to make a sandwich (the same one I have been making all week for Abram, at his request).
So here I sit, at the computer, listening to the sound of the vacuum whirring downstairs, and thinking about how much we will (or won't) get done today with a cranky sickly two year old. However, I must admit that it still feels like a good morning. There is nothing like flannel pajama pants, Den's sweatshirt and a warm cup of coffee in my favorite striped cup to rev up my morning. I sure hope that you are counting your blessings this fine day too.