I used to get up every morning at 6am to have coffee with Bryan before he went to work, then I would have time to write or pay bills before the kids woke up. I havenâ€™t done that for awhile for various reasons, including the baby I had who woke for night feedings.
Sunday night after a long, difficult, fruitful conversation, I decided I was ready again for a dose of Bryan in the morning. So I set my alarm for 6am.
Damn if I didnâ€™t predict in the back of my mind that Ruthie would do what she did that night. Was it a self-fulfilling prophecy or a freaky coincidence?
Not only did Ruthie stand at her gate at 3am demanding a snuggle, but after snuggling and putting her back to bed again SHE WOKE UP A SECOND TIME at 4:45 demanding ANOTHER SNUGGLE.
Because of the night I had to shut my alarm off, and I managed to get an extra hour of sleep, but I missed my coffee time with Bryan.
When I told him what happened he said, â€œYou POISONED it!â€
I think he may have a point.
[Did you hear that, Bryan? I conceded to the possibility that you may be rrrâ€¦ rriiiâ€¦ correct.]