Friday, March 25, 2011

Waking Up

I wake my kids up every morning.  They are 13 and 16.

We homeschool, so, although we try to be consistent, we don't have to stick to a hard-and-fast schedule -  as if we were catching a bus.

I cannot tell you how many times we have tried to set alarms.  It's not the same.  It doesn't work.

My dear daughter (the 13 year old) tells me that she wants ME to wake her.  I brush the hair out of her eyes, and talk softly to her, easing her awake.  What alarm clock can follow that act?

Too bad I'm such a softy.  In all the ways that my kids don't need me anymore, I confess -- I am glad that they still need me to wake them each morning.

Join us at The Gypsy Mama
for 5 Minute Friday,
and respond to the prompt: "Waking Up."


  1. I'm stopping by from 5 Minute Fridays. Thanks for sharing the precious moments with your children!


  2. Oh, I agree! I think waking them each morning is a sweet and beautiful way to greet each new day. Beautiful. :)

  3. Ohh that is so sweet and precious! I'd rather wake up that way too!

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  4. Sweet post! I hope that when I have children I'll be able to home school them. :)

  5. I love the picture you drew with your words about waking your daughter. Precious. Visiting from 5Min Fridays. Hope your weekend is relaxing.

  6. Love your blog title!! I’m now a GFC follower from the Say Hi Sunday blog hop. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog and maybe follow me back!!


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