Good morning, South Windsor! Today is Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday, party and party and party and Yeah! Party and party and party and YEAH! Aug. 17, 2012; there are 136 days left in the year.
It’s amazing to me that bedtime is such a battle in the Yogurt Siren’s household. She has two kids, ages 7 and 9. They never want to go to sleep. Ever. It’s always one of the following: read one more chapter, watch one more video, play one more round of video games. Or, the old standby, “I’M NOT TIRED!”
Seriously, the vigor with which they protest, you’d think that DCF should show up at our door any minute. Oh, and they act in destructive concert with the cruel efficiency that would be the envy of any terrorist splinter cell. One acts up, the other goes down. Once that one settles down, the other acts up.
It's like Whack-A-Mole from Hell.
Then you have the two adults. All we ever want to do is go to sleep. Always. It’s always, no, I don’t want to write this story, I don’t want to put this kid to bed, I don’t want to get up off this couch to pee. (OK that’s mine).
What’s so galling to me is the children have no idea what kind of a treat sleeping is. Indeed, my famous proclamation is “Sleepin’ time is the BEST time.” Because it is. When was the last bad thing that happened to you directly when you were sleeping (and, no, you can’t count falling asleep while driving).
I remember asking one elderly person I knew who was always on the go why she didn't like sleeping.
"I'm afraid I'm going to miss something," she proclaimed before asking why I liked sleep so much.
"I'm afraid I'm going to see something," I shot back.
Goodness, I wish I had a mandatory time that I had to go to sleep.
Here’s your Daily 5:
1. The Hartford County 4-H Fair is today at 8 a.m. in Somers.
2. The fifth annual South Windsor Panthers Football golf tournament is today in Ellington.
3. The Connecticut Historical Society has a lecture/demonstration by Steve Latta “New England Furniture Ornamentation in the Federal Period.” This is the final in a three-part summer lecture series organized to complement the exhibition, A Tradition of Craft: Current Works by the Society of American Period Furniture Makers.
4. The Arts on Main St. being held today in Stafford Springs will include numerous shops on Main St. holding special events including art openings, open mics and more.
5. Shabbat and worship services at Temple Beth Hillel tonight at 7:30 p.m.