After two very busy weeks at work, I knew we didn't have to wake up early this morning for church. I also knew that I really wanted to go to our church and not just one that was close by our house. Our church is about a thirty minute drive from our house.
Our family works best when we're in a routine. The last two weeks I've had to pick people up from the airport on Sunday, and before that we didn't have our van, so this Sunday I was determined to make sure I took them to church. The service doesn't start until 11:00, so I went to bed on Saturday night wishing that I'd have the chance to sleep in a little.
As I was setting my alarm for 9 AM, I laughingly mentioned to my wife that I didn't know why I was bothering to set the alarm. I was absolutely right when, this morning at 7:15, my daughter was wide awake and making loud noises begging me to come downstairs. It was hard to get out of the warm bed, and all three kids were awake by 7:30.
I'm hoping that tomorrow will be a better day for sleeping in, but I know it's just wishful thinking…at least for tomorrow. I'm sure the day is coming when I have to wake them up, especially when they're teenagers.
What time do your kids wake you up? Or if you don't have kids at home now, what time did your kids used to wake you up when they were little?