It’s All About Perspective

Leah really enjoys taking the bus to school. She has made friends on that bus, which is great for her. For Dave and I, however, it is not so great. We want her to have friends- school friends, bus friends, friends galore! It’s just that the bus comes at 6:40 am, while if we drive her in we do not have to leave until 7:20 am. Big difference, right?

We compromise by letting her take the bus most days, but about once or twice per week one of us drives her to school. Lately, however, she has been pretty obstinate about wanting to ride the bus and giving us attitude if we discuss the possibility of driving her in the following morning.

Last night she insisted she needed to ride the bus today and we agreed to it. This morning, however, 5:30 came quite early. The alarm went off and I groaned. Dave got up and went into the bathroom and I didn’t move. He came back and reset his alarm for 6:15. We nodded sleepily in agreement. The extra 45 minutes of Z’s would be worth any backlash from Ms. Sassypants.

6:15 showed up quickly, but we both felt better prepared to handle the day at that point. CW was stirring in his bed, so I got him up to feed him while Dave went to wake Leah. Apparently, it went something like this:

Dave: It’s time to get up!

Leah: No!! I want more sleep. I don’t want to get up at 5:30 today!

Dave: It’s almost 6:30…you already got more sleep.

Leah: Oh.

She proceeded to get up, get dressed, have breakfast, and brush her teeth with no more issue. It’s funny how even after having more sleep she thought she needed more, until she realized she had already had it. And if you followed that last sentence you should get a medal!

So, the moral of the story is, sometimes we all need a little extra sleep. Even Leah.

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