Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Midnight Hour

A strange thing happened about five minutes ago. I couldn't sleep, so I got out of bed. As I did, I heard Bob stir (he falls asleep on the couch every once in awhile.) Thomas also made some noise. The three of us met in the hallway. Bob was startled, but Thomas and I were both wide awake.

How weird is that?

Both Thomas and I are not sleepy. So what should we do at midnight? Turn on Cartoon Network in the kitchen, grab tomorrow's math assignment, and have a snack.

All day today Thomas tried to get Thursday and Friday's work done. He had one math assignment and one grammar assignment left, but he got all the rest done. So he decided to work on that math. (I wonder how he'll do this late at night?)

Thomas and I are eating toast, drinking hot chocolate, and he's listening to Metalocalypse. (now that's one weird carton!!!) On second thought, it's one inappropriate cartoon and Thomas is now upset because I made him change the channel. I guess I'm a mean mom.

Cartoon aside, I love being different. I love being unconventional. I'm not a spontaneous person in that if someone calls and wants to do something right now, I just can't handle that. Yet in my own home, I love quirky spontaneity. These are the things that we remember. Like the time Thomas decided we needed to eat dinner in the hallway on a cart. We did, and he still remembers that spaghetti supper with a grin on his face.

I'm glad we don't have to get up at 6 to be ready for school tomorrow. We can sleep in just a little. I love to have some weird fun once in awhile.

I'll give Thomas another half hour and call it a night.


SabrinaT said...

We do crazy things all the time. I remember one time Ian came home from a deployment, and turned our living room into a camp site. For 3 days they "camped".. The boys STILL talk about that...
Go for it be cool!

Heather said...

Cartoon Network is absolutely not for children between the hours of 9pm and 5am. *I* like some of the stuff they have, but always make sure the kids are good and asleep before turning it on. Some of those shows are inappropriate as they come, but so funny you could die laughing. Some are just dumb. ;)

And I'm sorry, but.. y'all were up and midnight watching cartoons and doing math??

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

You do make me miss those days when we could stay up late and make up for it the next morning. That kind of spontaneity was one of the greatest blessings of our homeschooling days.

But . . . I must admit that math at midnight is more spontaneous than anything we ever did!:)

Sara said...

If you don't have to get up, it's great. If I have somewhere to be the next day, I hate when I wake up!