Sunday, February 8, 2009

Texting in my sleep



I stayed up late the night before last... or I stayed up early to be more precise. Before I went to bed I made a sausage strata and tossed it in the oven, setting the timer to start the oven at 8:30 am. It was after 3 am at the time and I had been screwing around on facebook.com but I made breakfast and that made it all okay.

4 hours later something woke me up. I looked at the clock through blood shot eyes. 7:58. AM. I could hear Dickidoo pounding on bedroom doors, waking the Oompas in a 'begging to be killed' cheerful voice. I was suddenly in a very obliging mood.

Then I remember the strata waiting for the oven's automatic timer to kick on... in half an hour. But everyone was already up. (including myself, grrrrrrrrr!)

So I did what any modern, techno savvy mother would do.

I picked up my cell phone and texted all the kids, in the hopes that one of them would respond and save me a trip out to the kitchen to change the timer on the oven.

Since I was already somewhat coherent I shot Rocky a message to let the Poopy Little Puppy out to deposit her afternoon snack on the lawn. While I was doing that, Becca texted me to see what I needed. More instructions for Art, advice for Rocky, errands for Dickidoo and my morning 'To Do' list was done. With a sense of major accomplishment I stuffed my cell phone under my pillow, turned my face towards the warm morning sun's rays and resumed my mini hibernation.

Technology left me behind a long time ago, but I amaze even myself at how fast I can 'one thumb text' through cyber swollen eyes if it means a couple more hours of sleep in the morning.

5 comments:

garnett109 said...

Sleep Tight!

Indigo said...

Any way I can train the fur troop around here to answer text? If only ....(Hugs)Indigo

Michelle said...

Ha! I'm so glad i'm not the only Mom who texts her kids in the next room. I also text the hubs sitting right next to me to discuss things to sensitive for little ears.

Phyllis said...

This is too funny! I almost wish my kids were still home so I could do that! Note: I said ALMOST!!!!

Traci said...

I think texting in your sleep is pretty funny!