Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Do you have a good internal clock?

I felt like the mother of the year this morning. Caden's bus comes at 7:30. I awoke from a dead sleep to hear a horn honking in my driveway. Looked at the clock and it was 7:33. CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No one was out of bed yet. I called the bus barn and told them to radio the driver and tell her to move on.

Worst part? This is not the first time this has happened. At. All.

Caden loves buttons and dials and the like. So he turned down my radio all the way. Oh the alarm was still set, but when it "went off" the radio turned on which was turned...all the way down. You'd think by now I would know to check that before bed. I checked to make sure the alarm was on, and that was all. (I know you're going to suggest turning the beeper on the alarm, but I cannot wake up to that. I will crap the bed. Serious.)

My DH James and BFF Heather can't believe that I don't wake up earlier without the help of an alarm. They use alarms, but only as panics if they don't get up with their internal clocks. I don't seem to have an internal clock. I have a hard time falling asleep, but once I do it takes darn-near an act of God to wake me in the mornings. Or a radio. But still, I have to have an external force to rouse me!

What about you?


Jo Bach said...

I wish I had to set an alarm -my kids usually wake between 5 and 5.30am! We count 6am as a sleep-in!

Cheryl said...

Internal clock is a myth to me! Not my hubby. So, I've finally learned to set my alarm on my cell phone, downloaded a tune or two I can stand to wake up to, and plug it in across the room. If it's next to my bed, there's a good chance I'll turn it off and go back to lala land. If I have to walk across the room to turn it off, I talk myself out of laying down again. As my wonderful sister-in-law says, "It's the first five minutes that are the hardest!"

Emily said...

No worries Tena. Internal clocks are highly overrated and lead to under-rested individuals. I have no internal clock. I once woke up and it was dark out so I assumed it was the middle of the night, nope it was the NEXT evening, oops.
And my alarm clock would make you go crazy. It is for deaf people, no joke. It has a vibrating feature that attaches to my mattress and vibrates, the beeping is irregular not just a solid beeping, and there are flashing lights (I don't get that part since I'm sleeping so clearly the lights make no difference.)

Must be a Robinson thing.

Shrinking Mommy said...

I have an internal clock 5am bright and shiny! Little girl wakes up about 6-630...sleep in child!