Friday, March 31, 2006

Wake Up!

My soon-to-be 12 year old has to wake up around 5a.m. everyday to catch the bus to school. Well, he throws a tantrum every morning and stomps around upstairs, and it sucks for him to wake the other two younger brothers for no need. So, I told him to grow up, I expect more from him, and then while he was crying, I told him I loved him, I know he can do better, and if he wants, I can enroll him in Lord Of The Dance classes to facilitate his need for stomping, and then I did the best Irish LOTD imitation I could do.


Anonymous Susan M said...

Pretty awesome, Dad.

When my kids act like beasts because they have to get up early, we give them an earlier bed time. My boys go to bed at 9pm--one has to be up at 5:20am, the other at 7am. They both do ok with that. My daughter can stay up later. She has to be up at 5:20am, too, but she can handle the lack of sleep better.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Moi said...

Geez, how far away from school do you live that you have to get up at 5 a.m. when your 11?

6:00 PM  
Blogger Mimo said...

I did what Susan did, and set an earlier bed time. I homeschool my 13 year old, but my dh has a schedule that makes it so we have to get up at 7 if we want to read scriptures as a family. So when he gives us a hard time, we set an earlier bed time that night. It's worked so far :) He either sucks it up and behaves better, or the sleep is helping.

8:03 PM  
Blogger elasticwaistbandlady said...

Do you own any of those superb 'Celtic Memories'CD's? Did you wear a little kilt ala Michael Flatley too? Is your psychic head the only part of you that's hair free? So many questions.

10:07 AM  
Blogger White Man Retarded said...

I shave my Michael Flatley abs...

7:25 PM  

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