Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hey Guys? Come get me!


My daughter is a rooster. She wakes up with the first dawn of day. Sometimes earlier.

I haven't used an alarm clock in 2 years and 5 months.

She still sleeps in a crib, and has only ever climbed out once. So most mornings, she stands at the rails and yells "Mama? Daddy? Hey guys! Come get me!"

If we don't go right away, we hear the following:

"Guys? Hey guys? Come get me dressed!"

I can hear blankets hitting the floor, or a "ker-plump" sound of her doll being tossed from the crib.

Its usually at this point that I throw my feet over the side of the bed and stumble into her room. And just when I think to myself "Can't-somebody-teach-this-kid-to-sleep-in-what-do-I-have-to-do-to-get-some-sleep-around-here-sheesh---" I crack open the door and see...

that smile.

8 comments:

3rdWaveInc said...

Your daughter is such a cute rooster. It's so lovely that she serves as an alarm clock.

Eva Foster said...

What a sweet post. It's amazing what those smiles can do to your heart. LOVE her curls!!!

Beatriz said...

Very cool! I agree with Eva. I LOVE the curls. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Ahh! Sarah Taylor you're a gift! You just radiate joy.

Kristin said...

I can TOTALLY relate. Almost too well. Here I thought I was the only parent of a rooster. :) At least now I know who is up at that hour in case I need to call someone to chat! ha ha ha. Absolutely adorable post, Sarah!

Linda said...

Paste those moments in your memory because it won't be long when you'll be doing the crowing, "Hey Guys! Time to get up for (fill in the blank)!" My kids could sleep the day away. The first few days when you realize your feet hit the floor before theirs, you breathe in the quiet. Then the next few days you wonder, "Are those kids ever going to get up?" It may seem far away, but it's closer than you think!

Dan and Barb said...

Don't ever, ever take that for granted! DZ

Kat said...

awww She's so beautiful. You both are very blessed.