Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I still love him though

I sympathize with all mothers out there who have, had or will have a teenager who won't get out of bed in the morning. I don't have one my self, just a husband who in many ways still acts like one. I love Gabe to death and one of the things that most attracted me to him was his youthful personality. I didn't however know that I would be the mother figure every morning nagging him out of bed. And then checking back every 10 minutes to make sure he really did get out of bed. We are late almost every Sunday for Church, of course I contribute to this a lot of times, but every week I could probably get ready faster if I didn't have to drag Gabe out of bed. Its like pulling teeth getting this boy up. Yet this morning his alarm went off at 5:00 or so and he was up and out the door before I knew it. What you might ask got him up and out so early? Work? Chores (yeah right)? Making me breakfast in bed?( he did though make me breakfast later) No he woke up at 5 to go and play basketball with the missionaries. Basketball no problem, church, getting me to work on time well that's another story. He also wanted to make sure he was up in time to watch the Olympic Basketball game on T.V. Last Saturday he even got up early to watch a basketball game. Too bad they can't play basketball before church starts; we would never be late. Probably not the best way to start off the Sabbath though. I guess I'll have to result to the old tricks like throwing cold water on him, ripping the covers of him and tipping the over the mattress.

2 comments:

Stephanie Toone said...

Leslie you always make me laugh. You do sound like a mother to him. You should just leave without him but maybe that wouldn't be motivation either. Good luck with your efforts!

Cyd said...

haha this is hilarious. my husband probably feels the same way about me sometimes. I just never was a morning person. And well I can't find anything really motivating to get me up at 5 am! Just start having babies. Everything will change I guarantee it. :)