Waking Ava


Getting up in the morning is hard enough, let alone dealing with my 5-year old. As good as she is, she is a pain in the rump to wake up in the morning. And it is usually my responsibility to drag her (literally) out of bed and get her downstairs. Here is a sequence of how my morning goes…

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The Door To Ava’s Room

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She’s In There. Do You See Her?

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Ava…Time To Get Up. Ava? Hellooooo?

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Ava?

So then I have to pick her up and CARRY her downstairs to the couch. I lay her down on the couch just like so…

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I then go make her & her brother (who has been waiting patiently) some oatmeal for breakfast while her mother gets her dressed and fixes her hair (which takes 30 seconds for Ava. With Christopher it takes 30 minutes. Don’t ask me why…).

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Sleeping while eating. A skill mastered by few…

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Christopher, on the other hand, is wide awake.

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A pretty fall day in our hood

Off to school we go. I drop Christopher off at his school first and then I drive Ava to her school. We chat about whatever crosses her mind (her teachers, her friends, art, etc) and listen to music. She likes pop music and is very happy if we hear “Fireflies” by Owl City or anything by Gwen Stefani or the Black Eyed Peas on the way to her school. As I drop her off, one of her teachers greets her at the door. “Love you Ava!” I say, as she gets out of the car. “Love you too Daddy…” she says. And without even looking back she heads to school and is gone.

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Have a good day, Ava Lou Hoo. I love you!

But waking you up in the morning is the bane of my existence…

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3 Responses to Waking Ava

  1. I can totally relate with her! I hate mornings!

  2. Badass Geek says:

    Sleep eating… Not an easy thing to do.

  3. kat says:

    You were always sooooo easy to wake up. huh, pfft…

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