“Daddy! This guy is an alien with four arms. Daddy. Look at the alien I made. Daddy!”
This statement is the first sound heard as I climb from a dead sleep into the early morning. My son Vince is in full play mode.
My boy has now reached an age where he doesn’t cry out for Mommy upon awakening. He doesn’t pad into our room first thing to make sure everyone is in place and all is right with the world. That’s baby stuff. This is a full-blown little boy who wakes up ready to pick up where he left off the night before. The second he opens his eyes these days he’s in Overdrive. Trouble is, I wake up in Park.
I’ve been doing my best to teach the kid to start the day a little more slowly. Don’t get me wrong. It’s nice that he comes in the room at all. We’re only a year or so away from waking up and finding him downstairs in front of the TV and eating a bowl of Corn Pops with a little extra sugar sprinkled on them.
It’s really a matter of manners. The polite thing to say before anything else in the morning is “Good Morning.” There’s nothing wrong with instilling some proper decorum in the home. He’s getting the hang of it. Now my day starts with Vince saying, “Good morning, Daddy. This guy is an alien with four arms. Daddy. Look at the alien I made. Daddy!”
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