Mothers Always Get Up Early

Mimi had originally planned to have her birthday party in early December but graciously decided to postpone it when it conflicted with her sister’s birthday plans.  Her plan was to have an ice skating party during break, but Mother Nature decided to laugh at and throw enough snow at Seattle to make sure we were all housebound.   Showing true teenage angst, our girl declared that she no longer wanted a party as she didn’t even have enough friends to invite to one anyways.   (Yet another thing Dr Spock didn’t cover).  Still, I wasn’t terribly surprised when Mimi decided that she did want a party after all.  I was a bit flabbergasted when she said she wanted it the next evening, but agreed to her idea anyways.

While Mimi was busy contacting her friends and making plans, I realized that I had already made dinner plans with some of my friends and wouldn’t be home to chaperone.  When I mentioned this to Shaun he went into panic mode.  (Discipline really isn’t his strong suit!) I reassured him that I wouldn’t be very late and he wouldn’t have to worry about the kids at all.  Then I quietly put KT in charge.

When I pulled into the driveway an hour or two after the party started I was greeted by a gaggle of laughing teens.  All those kids were just thrilled to see the pizzas me.   They had been having fun just hanging out with each other, chatting and listening to music.  A few hours later, when the boys and some of the girls had been picked up, the after party started. 

Mimi and two of her best girlfriends were having a sleepover.  When I finally told them good night around 2:00 am, they begged me to make them cinnamon rolls for breakfast.  I just laughed at them and told them that the chances were slim as the yeast takes a while to do it’s magic.  I informed them that I had every intention of sleeping in and for them to not wake me up. 

One of the girls just looked at me in astonishment.  She told me that I was a mother, and that mothers always get up early.   I couldn’t help but laugh at her delusions earnestness. 

I wasn’t terribly surprised when I found myself wide awake long before anyone else in the house was.   In fact, nobody woke up until the scent of freshly baked cinnamon rolls teased them out of bed. 

Funny how that works….

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26 Responses to Mothers Always Get Up Early

  1. lynne says:

    I never know what your blog is going to look like when I visit. My goodness, look at all that snow! Do you still have snow even now?

  2. Beckie says:

    I’m tired of snow.

    Yeah funny how that works – the power of suggestion.

  3. Kathy says:

    Can’t believe you have that much snow — we’ve had NONE!!!
    As mothers, we’re suckers for that ‘earnest’ request. I would have done the same thing. (This mother NEVER got up early)! 🙂

  4. Michelle says:

    Aren’t you a good mom! Wow.

    As for the snow, we, too, are into our 4th week of it and just last night as I was brushing the freshly fallen stuff from my car, the woman parked next to me said, “God I’m sick of this! Aren’t you?” Um, yup.

  5. That would not happen at my house–I’m your gal for the midnight snack or brunch, but not the early-morning homemade breakfast.

  6. Pam says:

    We’re buried here too! And what a good mom you are!

    I left you an award at my place!

  7. Kell says:

    Mmmmmmmm cinnamon rolls! What a great Mom you are. I can’t believe all the snow you guys have had. We’ve had a little and some ice, but so far it’s been very mild. It is, however, only January 5th.

  8. Hilary says:

    I knew the outcome as soon as I clicked on your blog and could smell the scent of cinnamon wafting through the the air. Poor Mom.. but good Mom. 😉

  9. Tylor says:

    Apparently that kid knew your sleeping habits better than you did.

  10. Becky says:

    First, damn you! Nows I want cinnamon rolls!

    Secondly, yeah, *snort* getting up early. Hehehe. RIGHT.

  11. Linda says:

    You’re the bestest mom ever … getting up early AND cinnamon rolls!

  12. Pamela says:

    awwwww you caved!!!
    ha ha.


  13. So did you make them from scratch? Or from the can?

  14. Patsy says:

    and I smelled them there cinnamoney rolls and they woke me up too! To bad you let them little piggys eat so many of them.

  15. Cheryl says:

    It’s the truth. Mothers always do get up. I was making lunch this morning because I forgot to do it last night. For my teenager.

  16. Tink says:

    You mean that worked? Wow.

    I think it would be wonderful if I woke up to cinnamon rolls tomorrow morning. *Ahem*

  17. Someone's Mother says:

    You are such a great Mom! I would have sent hubby to the store for Pillsbury, and set the alarm for the girls!

    Kudos to you Mom!

  18. Kasey says:

    You seem like a really great mom 🙂

  19. Cazzie says:

    Awesome new look for your blog!!! Love it.
    Ohh, it sound slike when I was growing up and having friends over to celebrate and mum making brekky. You know…you did exactly what I would have done. And now, my kids are in bed asleep and I am thinking…pancakes for brekky for them all 🙂

  20. possum1027 says:

    That is a funny story. Keep up the good work

  21. Peggy says:

    That young lady is right. At least it is correct in our house. I have always been the one to get up first. It’s been that way for years and I don’t know how it happened. The morning is really good though. You get all this time in your own home with nobody to bug you.

  22. you are a good sport! (i can’t sleep in either, even with those way-too-late nights)

  23. snpnmnmi says:

    Yes… funny that! And I stumble back to the bed that I seem to, by mid-night, be sharing with my 3 year old, knowing that I could get up, because it’s almost 6 o’clock, but would really prefer to snuggle back in. When I finally have to get up at my incessant 3 year old’s demands “the sun is up Mommy”, I no longer feel I should be awake and alert at this time of the day. *sigh*
    Love the pics! What beautiful red hair! And a beautiful smile.
    I love coming by and catching up with you! It’s like sharing a coffee and one of those yummy cinammon rolls at my kitchen table! Happy, happy New Year to you, my friend!
    Tammy :):):)

  24. Dev says:

    great to have found your blog… I appreciate and fully agree with da fact that mothers do get up early than anyone in the house does…
    Here in India… we always respect them for that…

  25. Peace says:

    What a good mom! My girls are in their twenties and no longer have sleep overs….well, not that kind any more and not at my house! I remember surprising the kids when I suggested we go T-P a friends house. What they didn’t see while they were busy dong the duty was me slowly leaving them! Until they all started screaming and running after me down the street. What a hoot. I love kids!

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