After waking rather early this morning and then not being able to go back to sleep, because of a combination of a slightly sore ear, a snoring husband, and a cat who had decided that the best way to get breakfast was to stand perched on my hip bone with his rather significant weight concentrated mostly onto two very pokey paws, I managed to drop off again for an extra sleep-in.
Adam had got up and the boys were in the study next to my bedroom playing computer games, the dog had taken up residence in Adam’s spot on the bed and I drifted in and out of sleep for about an hour.
It was mid-morning. I was in bed, under just a sheet, no pjs. The dog and cat were competing for cuddle rights. All 3 kids were on the bed with me talking loudly while watching some kind of action movie on the tv. Also on the bed were a friend of my daughter and a friend of my younger son who had stayed for a sleep-over the night before. I was trying to get back to sleep while simultaneously frantically editing my blog on my laptop because I’d been sent 2 messages on twitter complaining that the video I’d included in my most recent post should have had a trigger warning on it and someone was a bit upset because they’d shown it to their pre-schooler and it was really not appropriate and Caitlin’s friend was trying to talk to me and Tom’s friend was jumping around and the sheet was slipping and there was so much yelling at the TV going on and OhShitI’mNaked…and then the laptop was sliding off the bed and was going to smash on the floor and I hadn’t backed up for weeks because the Time Machine is playing up and I woke up.
It actually took me a while to remember that I hadn’t posted any videos recently and to realise that the shouting at the TV was the boys getting excited about the computer game they were playing in the next room.
The cat and dog part was real though.