This is not my story or my blog. This experience was burnt into this guy's mind.

I was perhaps 9 years old when it happened.

I had a terrible habit as a kid to want to sleep in until the last possible moment. Ok, who am I kidding? I still do that. I'm usually about 30 seconds late for work everyday. But when I was a kid, this drove my mother to the brink of sanity. She put up with it for a long time, always managing to get me roused and dressed, books in hand and out the door for school just in the nick of time. Sometimes she'd peek her head in my bedroom door every 10 minutes and check in, making sure I was on track. And generally I managed to get myself together with seconds to spare. But there WAS that one time...

Mom: "Sweetie, it's time to get up and get dressed."
Me: "Uhhhhaaaaaaaaaaamffff..."

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Great story.

I had a boyfriend for a while who couldn't get up unless I nagged him, over and over. He was always late for everything. I'm always early for everything so needless to say this was a problem. To this day, husband, kids, get one nice "wake up sweetie" and some time to shake off the sleep, then I get some cold water (okay, that's an exaggeration but I'll admit to thinking about it). I would have done just what this guys mom did although probably much sooner.
LOL Thanks for sharing. That's brilliant.
You're very welcome. :)
That's the greatest thing ever!

I'd do that!
I might if my 6 year old doesn't start moving this fall. He is awful about it to the point I've had to dress him in is sleep just to get it done.
He'll need therapy either way so you might as well make a good story for his 21st. :)
LOL! That is fantastic!

Reminds me a little of Jack Handley's:

One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going
to take my nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old
burned-out warehouse. "Oh no," I said, "Disneyland burned down."

He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a
pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but
decided to go home instead.
Your daughters sound a lot like me and my sister. She was the older, helpful one and I was the plucky jokester and rebel. I think birth order probably plays a role in our personalities. There's a lot of research on this, which I find pretty fascinating. I definitely agree - there are no "bad kids"!
I have to say that's more effective than nagging. "Actual consequences" versus punishment tend to have a more lasting impact.



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