I can’t get Mia out of bed in the mornings.
I can’t get that damn girl to get up no matter how much I
threaten cajole her. She’s like a teenager in training. She has perfected the art of totally and utterly ignoring me.
It’s not because she doesn’t like school, it’s because she loves her bed so much. Her body language whispers ‘just one more glorious minute’.
Her brother leaps out of bed the minute he’s awake; literally throws those covers back and springs off his mattress like a booby trap has been set to ping him to his feet.
Mia does not do that. She clutches at the top of the duvet, tucks it under her chin and wraps it just that little bit tighter around her body.
Which is difficult given that she’s already encased herself so securely in the thing, I can’t tell when she begins and the duvet ends.
Oh MAN, I can’t get Mia out of bed in the mornings.
8am is the cut off. She needs to be out of bed by 8am for us to stand any chance of eating breakfast, getting dressed, watching a spot of Deadly 60 and getting to the door to make the 10 minute walk/scoot/cycle to school. And I can feel myself fretting.
“Mia, it’s time”.
“Mia, come ON.”
“Mia, I’m going to send the dog in”.
“Mia, will you COME ON”.
My voice gets steadily whinier. Urgh, I can hear it now. I do more things to speed the process up – put toothpaste on her brush, get her shoes out ready, bring the bike through.
And then, as if by magic, she gets up at 8am, whizzes through her ablutions and announces “I don’t know what all the rush was for”.
Every. Single. Morning.
And now I’ve written this down I realise what a dozy mare I am and that she really does have me wrapped around her cunning little finger doesn’t she?
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