Now I have a question for anyone reading. At what age do you expect your kids to get their own selves out of bed on time for school, work, etc.? Or for those who don't have kids - at what age were you responsible?
I don't remember my exact age, but I do remember getting a cool clock radio one Christmas, and from then on, I relished in the ability to set my alarm and get up on time each morning for school, all by myself. I think I was in middle school or late elementary school. Little did I know at the time that it was also a Christmas gift for my mom.
Meego, at 16, still struggles with this. I swear, he could sleep through a train wreck. He sets alarms, but it usually happens that Magnum or I has to wake him up to tell him his alarm is going off. What?
I felt he was getting too dependent on Magnum to get him up. I recall one day, late in the school year last year, when he came to me asking for a ride to school - he usually walks, it's just over a mile away.
Meego: *reluctantly* Can you give me a ride to school?
Me: *raised eyebrows*
Meego: I know it's not Dad's job to wake me up, but he woke me up really late.
Me: *to self - "does he listen to his sentences?"* Uhm... that's a half-right, half-wrong.
Anyway, I gave him a ride.
He's made some progress over the summer, but we're not yet in full self-reliant mode. Baby steps.
In other "Get Up!" but otherwise unrelated news - apparently Barry Bonds (I hear he plays baseball) reads my blog. He was in town for something and did the Manitou Incline - clearly after reading about it here.
He posted a short, scenic, out-of-breath video seen [HERE]. Funny he didn't mention me...
Okay, ShadowRun, we're next!