Saturday, June 24, 2006
Black Out Shades!
"For the love of God, Nathan, just go to bed!" Another morning dawns ... just barely six hours since the previous evening's sky has turned dark ... and here we go again, a pattern of sleep deprivation that is starting to take a toll on my 40 something body. Nathan wears little bloodshot eyes most days from trying to squeeze out more living than his little body is able. By 4:15 AM, it's daylight ... not just twilight, but daylight! Twilight begins about 3:45 AM and the birds, for heaven's sake, start chirping around 3:30! At our old home, in the southwest, we had a round window facing east that made a sun shaped ball of light on the stairway wall each summer morning. Nathan would stretch out his arms across the light and to him, this meant it was time to get up. Today he made the little "out stretching" gesture at 4:15 AM indicating he was getting up! "Not on my watch" I told him and scooted him back to bed ... this little redirection lasted maybe until 5:30 AM until it was just of no use ... up for good ... eating a bagel ... watching a dvd in his room ... squacking in his loudest tone as usual! For PETE'S SAKE, my new home must come equipped with black out shades!!!