Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Bad Morning America

I woke up at 7AM to take my sister to the airport. Mornings for me are like sunlight for bats. We would both rather hang upside down by our toes than deal with the atrocity of pre-dawn activity.

That aside, I am attempting to think positively these days. In order to do so, I find it best to first listen to the negative thoughts, then out-trump them with goodness.

Let's start with the negative thoughts on waking up early, shall we?

* Exhaustion
* Waking up sleeping toddlers (akin to sticking a needle in a sleeping tiger's eye)
* Hitting traffic
* Running out of gas on the freeway
* Filling up the tank just in time to have to use the potty, preventing an explosion worse than the recent L.A. Truck Incident (My kids didn't have to use the bathroom because, in the ten precious minutes I had between sleep and driving, I hoisted them onto the toilet. I know, send the martyr certificate in the mail.)
* Finding out that I hit the one gas station in L.A. that doesn't have a bathroom
* Having to use one at the McDonalds down the street
* Driving the rest of the way to the airport hearing my children interrogate me on why they couldn't have a Happy Meal at 7:30 am
* Talking my sister down from a panic attack that she's not going to miss the flight while I navigate side-streets like a pro. (Translation: smile like a contestant on Dancing with the Stars who has no idea what they're doing, but they're not letting anyone else know.)

Here are my positive thoughts on getting up early.



Anyone? Bueller?

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Susie Q said...

Positive thoughts on getting up early....you can be one of the first to order QVC's Special Value of the Day!
You can walk the dog as see if that nasty neighbor's husband's car is gone while the *just friends* guy's car is still in the drive way.
Other than that...OH! I got to read
YOUR article at Momformation! Fantastic!


Debbie said...

Were we twins seperated at birth? Nothing good ever happends early. We don't say the "M word" in my house...taboo!

Pam said...

I am one of those nauseating, perky in the morning, people. I know, I know, yuck! Enough said.

liv said...

Oh, I hate mornings...hate them...ugh.

amisare waswerebeen said...

Hey. I answered your pumpkin question in my comments. Hope you're well.

hamiam said...


I am not a morning person either - ESPECIALLY while in the hell of daylight savings time. So ready for "fall-back!"

meno said...

You have the same positive thoughts as i about rising early.

Let's just say that i do NOT leap out of bed with a smile on my face and a song in my heart.

ms chica said...

The only time I do mornings anymore, is when I have a plane to catch. Unfortunately for me and TSA that's the 6:30AM departure. I feel you, sister.