My Morning So Far

19 Jan

Alarm clocks, Glee, breakfast, snow, dogs

Spud had to be up at six-thirty this morning, to catch an early bus to school for a rehearsal of The Bacchae, in which he’s playing The Messenger, 1970s’ style. He’s in two plays in two months; he obviously wants to catch up on the five years he wasn’t performing.

He took my alarm clock and set his phone alarm, as he doesn’t need me to get him up on a Saturday.  Of course I woke about six and lay in bed for forty-five minutes, waiting for him to get up.  I don’t want to be a mollycoddling mummy, believing that children should take responsibility for themselves at some point, especially on Saturdays but, by 6:46 I could stand it no longer and I jumped out of bed to harry him along.  I walked in on him as he was changing.

Oops, I did it again, as Rachel sang in Episode 2, Series 4 of Glee.  I snuggled on the couch under my Vivquilt, catching up on some TV, eating cereal and sipping hot tea while Spud glowered around me.  I don’t envy him, going out in the dark and cold and snow.  There’s something to be said for letting your kids grow up – bad weather is no longer to be feared every Monday to Friday, 08:30-09:00 and 15:00-15:30 in term time.

We’ve had a fair bit of snow in Stockport but it’s not worthy of the name.  It has been constant but fine, useless for playing in.  Even the dogs showed no interest and they usually love snow.  On our walk yesterday I had to drag Molly.  It was like pulling a hairy sled.

I’ll probably leave her at home today and just walk Toby.  She is snuggled under a fleecy blanket on the couch and I don’t expect to see her until lunch time.

It has started snowing again.  I think I’ll join her.  Toby can walk himself; it’s Saturday.


31 Responses to “My Morning So Far”

  1. jmgoyder January 19, 2013 at 11:10 #

    If we lived closer, Spud and Ming would probably be best friends!


  2. January 19, 2013 at 11:44 #

    🙂 . Hi T Bud ~~ Glad you can get around okay in the snow. I don’t ever want to do that again. Isn’t it nice that Spud goes places by himself now. Our London grand-daughter (sophomore in h.s.) does that too. The three-year-old goes with her daddy, a SAHome Dad.


  3. laughwithme45 January 19, 2013 at 12:12 #

    Sounds like a perfect day to stay under the blanket on the sofa! I had to laugh at the image of pulling the “hairy sled”!


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife January 19, 2013 at 12:14 #

      She is a dog who thinks walks should only be done under ideal conditions.

      Unfortunately, we have never worked out what those ideal conditions are.


      • mara4africatoalgarve January 19, 2013 at 14:41 #

        My four doggies like going out under ideal conditions. They, like me, are quite fussy i.e. it mustn’t be raining much and the wind mustn’t be howling (lightning is definitely a bummer and they don’t know what snow is), so today I had to literally push one out the door this morning!


  4. vivinfrance January 19, 2013 at 12:30 #

    I did it! I walked up to the village, but the market wasn’t there, and I forgot to buy cough sweets. There was news in the shop, though, that the pencil thin leek man is OK – she saw him on Thursday.


  5. Gemma Wiseman January 19, 2013 at 12:34 #

    Mixed blessings seem to be happening there! Love the dog stories!


  6. thehutts January 19, 2013 at 12:38 #

    Great minds think alike, I spent the early hours under a Vivquilt (Fraser’s) on the couch watching TV. I also had my sofa cover underneath me:


  7. McGuffyAnn January 19, 2013 at 13:14 #

    Winter being so cold, there isn’t really much to do but hunker down and hibernate. I give Spud credit for his endeavours.


  8. Dana January 19, 2013 at 14:14 #

    “Hairy sled” made me smile. 🙂 I hope you enjoy your Saturday.


  9. Ron. January 19, 2013 at 14:58 #

    Vivquilts. Hairy sled.
    Must be winter.
    Please, please don’t write about dogs. There’s enough crazy catladies out there as it is, and the dogists aren’t far behind. Don’t add to the madness.


  10. Debbie M January 19, 2013 at 15:25 #

    Sounds like quite a morning so far!


  11. Judy January 19, 2013 at 16:39 #

    Hubby wants to walk however I would prefer to stay inside. We will be in the deep freeze tomorrow.


  12. Jess January 19, 2013 at 18:05 #

    I’ve been out in the snow today,totally embraced it once I was out and made lots of snow angels,I can see the beauty of snuggling up in the warmth tho! x


  13. Linda January 19, 2013 at 18:34 #

    My entire morning has escaped me…because I am reading blogs! I had better get busy and do…something! (:>)

    Happy Saturday laughing housewife! (:>)



  14. restlessjo January 19, 2013 at 19:17 #

    We’re a bit at the other end of the spectrum, Tilly. Mine goes out to walk (slither) into town to meet his mates at 12.15am, and gets back between 4 and 6, usually waking one of us. I wouldn’t dream of getting out of bed while it’s still dark, but sometimes, if I’m sleepless, the laptop beckons.
    P.S It’s wonderful during the week, while he’s in Leeds.


  15. SchmidleysScribbling January 19, 2013 at 19:37 #

    Ha Ha, love your cartoon. Just this week linguists proved Boas was correct. Inuits have many words for snow. I do without it frankly. Love that winter sun. Ordered more annuals from my favorite nursery. I hope the poor house has garden plots.

    Good luck to Spud. Two of my kids are members of the International Thespian Society. Dianne


  16. slpmartin January 19, 2013 at 20:52 #

    Funny cartoon…nice twist on the theme.


  17. Amba Nair January 19, 2013 at 21:52 #

    I had a similar Saturday minus the kids and the dogs. 🙂 But I did snuggle inside my most colorful comforter and watch 30 Rock! I have this love hate relationship with the snow. I love watching the snow fall, when I am inside the house and hate it when I have to actually go outside and trudge through it. Good luck to Spud- your little actor!


  18. Three Well Beings January 19, 2013 at 22:37 #

    You really do have my admiration…I’m not sure I would leave the house for anything! It just sounds so cold! May spring visit nice and early!


  19. Tonya January 20, 2013 at 00:52 #

    Warm blanket, Glee and your puppy sounds like a great day!


  20. betty January 20, 2013 at 05:53 #

    LOL about Toby walking himself. It can be challenging to get a “child” up on any morning, let alone a Saturday morning. I’d be the same as you; waiting to see if I heard movement, but then being antsy knowing time was marching on.

    hope Sunday is a nice one!



  21. bluebee January 22, 2013 at 11:40 #

    Toby’s probably relieved!

    Love the last cartoon – saw a doco on an Amazon tribe who have no words for colours and no words for numbers in their native language (and who ended up unwittingly converting their missionary visitor to atheism) – very interesting sociolinguistic study.


  22. eof737 February 1, 2013 at 12:39 #

    I’d stay in bed. 🙂


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