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Monday, January 4, 2010

Back to the Grind

So today was the first day back at school for the six year old. The four year old still has a couple of days. Oh the joy of rousing children out of bed at 6 am when they don't want to get up! So I finally get everyone out of the house and into the artic wind that was this morning. (19 degrees, enough said) The four year old and I took a nice long nap this morning so we were refreshed when it was time to pick up the six year old. He, however, was a cranky whiney mess. I tried to get him to sit down and do homework but he wasn't having any part of it. Finally he storms upstairs and says, I'm going to my room! I give him a few minutes to cool off and then follow him up there to find him fast asleep on his bed. He was also not happy when I woke him up an hour later for dinner. He was still cranky and I'm sure he was hungry. After dinner and a bath we attempted the homework again. It still took the threat of no dessert to get him started. Now he is supposed to be in bed blissfully catching up on all that sleep but instead I hear him tossing turning and walking around the room. I have a sneaking suspicion that I am going to find him in bed playing his brand new Nintendo DS Santa gave him. I knew that thing was going to be trouble.

8 comments:

MiMi said...

Awww, It's so hard on lil guys to have to go from a vacation of doing nothing to a full day of school!
And their mommas! : )

Ed Adams said...

Ours go back tomorrow, and getting them back on normal bedtimes tonight was a real treat.

mama-face said...

Oh hey, the new year begins! Six years old and homework...I'd be cranky too. Poor guy.

My boy does the tossing and turning thing to...there are times I'd like to flip his switch to off.

:)

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

My kids go back today and my son is yammering away at 6:22 next to me. He never shuts his mouth. Seriously..what is up with that??

shortmama said...

I dont even talk to my oldest for about 15 minutes when she first gets up! She is a grump!

Together We Save said...

My girls first day back is Thurs. I dread it... I have left them blissfully sleeping all week. Oh I am praying that snow comes!!

Stacy said...

Yea I have a strict NO DS upstairs in your room policy. Both my boys have pulled that on me before, and now I keep them downstairs at bedtime, otherwise that's all they'd do instead of sleeping!

The Blue Zoo said...

Getting up early sucks for all involved.