Wednesday, June 26, 2013

5:00 AM

What is special about five o'clock in the morning?
I'll tell you.
It is the hour in which anyone who has anything to say to me, decides to say it.
Not in emergency type ways - not, "the sky is falling!" or "we just won the lottery!" kind of way - but in a non-essential, it can most definitely wait a few hours until Jane has propped her eyelids open kind of way.
Three times in the last week I have been woken up - and expected to say intelligent things! - in the 5am hour.
This is not easy for me. Perhaps it is the architectural experience or just natural inclinations, but I am not an early morning person.
Way late into the night? Sure! Call me, text me at 11pm, no sweat.
It matters not how much sleep I have had the night before; go to bed at 10pm, 11pm, 2am even, but please do not try and rouse me before 8am.
I know, if I had kids I am sure it would be different. Either that or my children would learn quickly how to pour themselves some cereal and turn on the cartoons.

This is me not coherent that early.

2 comments:

Cathie said...

Call me old fashioned, but I think it's utterly rude and inappropriate to phone or text anyone outside of 8 am-8 pm, MAAAYBE 9 pm, unless you KNOW FOR AN ACTUAL FACT the person will be awake and not annoyed. I hate that people assume that since they are awake at 9:30, we must be too.

Renay H. Marquez said...

You know I totally schedule the majority of my chaos that involves you between the waking hours of 1pm and 10pm....

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