Road Trip

imageFour snoozes on the alarm.

It’s too early.  Way, way to early…to reasonably expect me to get up.

It’s warm under my blankets and I don’t want to come out.

It hurts to be awake right now.

Vacation is for sleeping in, not painful alarm clocks.

Ok, I know I have to.  I know deep down, I want to.

Going to see my favorite kiddos today…so I have to get out of bed.


Maybe if I walk around and get ready with my eyes half open, I can go right back to sleep once we are in the car.

Yeah, right.  By that time I will be wide awake and won’t be able to just drift back off…

…like I wish I could right now.  Where it is warm and dark, and…

FINE!!  I’m up.




  1. franmcveigh · March 18, 2017

    Good morning, SLICER! (Imagine that Robin Williams voice from Good Morning, Vietnam!)
    You will have a great day today and even better, you won’t miss a minute because it is starting SO early at 0 dark thirty! 🙂


  2. Christine · March 18, 2017

    Your writing was filled with such great imagery – wanting to stay in bed when you have to get up on a weekend is tough. Happy travels.


  3. aggiekesler · March 18, 2017

    I totally feel ya on this one! I hate waking up early, especially on the weekends or on holiday. Hope you had a good time with your favorite kiddos! Take a nap! 🙂


  4. Lisa Keeler · March 18, 2017

    So much voice in your writing. I love this! Enjoy your time today with your “favorite kiddos.”


  5. Laurie Pandorf · March 18, 2017

    Ha! The never ending conversations and coaching we do to convince ourselves! I loved it. Your inner debate made me laugh. Enjoy those kiddos!


  6. room311news · March 18, 2017

    I love this! Relating to this, especially on a Saturday morning was easy to do!


  7. kindergardencanvas · March 18, 2017

    I hope you were able to sleep in the car while someone else was driving.


  8. Donna Smith · March 18, 2017

    A road trip! Yay! The day has started! Have fun! You can sleep later.


  9. Brian Kissel (@btkissel) · March 18, 2017

    HA! This slice if FULL of personality. I’m an early riser (and typically an early slicer) because I’m too darn tired to write at the end of the day. But I sure do appreciate someone who mixes things up every now and then. And your post had me laughing! 🙂

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  10. teachingmoore · March 19, 2017

    What a funny slice. I resonated with this on so many levels!


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