Wednesday, March 4, 2009

this morning.

We have our usual morning routine... and it works pretty well.
I get up and start getting around, Corey gets up a few minutes later and ready for work, then we get the kids up around 6:35.
Corey wakes up Lawson and carries him downstairs.
He wants juice. First thing.
I wake up Sophie and carry her downstairs.
Corey is snuggling with Lawson on the couch and I plop Sophie down right beside him.
They watch "Martha Speaks" on PBS for about 15 minutes until Corey has to leave.
I usually have about 5 more minutes of "getting ready" to do, then I come downstairs and snuggle on the couch until the theme song from "Curious George."

So today...
I'm upstairs, finishing my last couple minutes of getting ready. (grabbing clothes for the kids)
I hear the kids start yelling, "What happened to our show?! What are we watching?! What is this?!"
I figure someone sat on the remote, and they are just watching something other than "Martha."
So I'm yelling back to them I will be there in a minute! I will fix it in a minute! (good mommy moment, huh?)
I come downstairs to see both kids staring wide-eyed at the tv and a movie preview for "The Saw V." Lovely. Lawson said something about the monster finally going away. Fabulous.

The guilty one? The dog.
Marley had put her ginormous monster paw up on the coffee table and hit something on the remote that made it go to the Cox OnDemand channel. Where they apparently show lovely horror movie previews at 6:55 am.

I tried to refocus them pretty darn quick and get back to the end of "Martha."
No one said anything about it all day.
Hopefully they forgot.
But what a lovely way for a 3 year old and a 6 year old to start their day.


Beki - TheRustedChain said...


And the Mom of the Year Award goes to........ Amy Jones!


That is too funny.

Anonymous said...

Bad doggie!

The Sieberts said...

those previews are awful. Sometimes its hard to keep everything out of our children's sight! I'm sure that won't be the first...

Unknown said...

That story just made my morning. It's so good to hear my house isn't the only house that a routine can make or brea our day! As we speak I'm right in the middle of my mommy time before daddy and Paige wake up :)