Rabbit had her sleepover last night and as per usual, it was a raucous affair. They finally went to bed at about 11:30 p.m. (“But mommy, we can’t turn off the light; we’re taking a quiz!“) and I tried to get some sleep – alas, it was not to be.
At 1:00 in the morning, I awoke to the sound of scurrying and thumping in the living room. Rabbit and her friend C were in the living room on the sofa, eating crackers. ”What are you doing?” I hissed at them.
“It’s morning!” Rabbit insisted.
“It’s one in the morning – go to bed!” I gritted out.
They giggled and ran back to Rabbit’s room. Then they got up to go to the bathroom.
My sister said that at about 2:30 in the morning she heard them running through the living room again.
I slept fitfully, awakened every hour or so by the sound of the bathroom door shutting or giggles coming from the next room. At 7:45 a.m. I heard them whispering loudly in Rabbit’s room. At 8:05 a.m.? They were in the living room playing with Rabbit’s violin.
So we were all up. I made eggs for the girls, started a pot of soup, unloaded the dishwasher. I left with my sister to go pick up my car from the shop, stopped off at Target to get a prescription and to buy a new printer. When I got home, Rabbit and C were watching a movie with the surround sound cranked up and rattling the windows.
We had lunch and then Rabbit and C hopped in PC’s truck so he could take them out for ice cream and then to the park to play, since I was having friends over.
When Rabbit and C returned, they ate everything in the kitchen, played in the yard, and then PC took C home. It was 4:30 p.m. and Rabbit had purple circles under her eyes from exhaustion. Now it is 6:15 and I just checked in on her in the living room. She is fast asleep on the sofa, her thumb in her mouth, the TV on and Flower sleeping at her feet.
We ALL need a nap.