Thank Goodness it's January 1st!
Let me tell you, I held the door wide open so 2008 could hit the high road!
So, last night we attempted to stay up late. I was the first Indian out at 10 pm. Dick was 2nd. Then Sami, then Jake. How do I know all of this, since I was the first one out?
Well, let me tell you! EVERYONE is sleeping in the same room! One big slumber party during Christmas Break, and everytime another person comes into the room, the lights go on and there seems to be some sort of room chatter. Ai Carumba! I do not sleep pretty when my rest is interrupted. Whole lot of ugly going on right now!
So, Jake, who was the last, and has a habit of being very focal and loud... came into the room, and he kept saying things like 'I dont' want to go to bed', 'I want to stay up'!
No one was holding him down, mind you. It was each man for themselves last night.
Then, about 2am I heard Jake again, loudly, IT'S PAST MIDNIGHT! WAY PAST MIDNIGHT! I MISSED IT! And then he started crying... uh oh. Poor little guy!
(BTW, Sami came to her sleeping bag bed with an alarm. It went off at 10 til midnight but she did not get up. So I turned it off... Perhaps I should have just woken everyone right then! Looking back at how the day progressed and all ... )
I swear I just dosed off, and then... Dick's alarm started going off at 4am and every 15 minutes.. you know the drill.
So each time it went off, Jake would wake, and remember what happened the night before, and more loud talk and crying...
I could not stand it anymore! So I got up.
Then Dick got up.
And we consulted.
Then, we woke the kids up. And told them it was New Years and time to Bang Pots and Pans!! (We were very very loud!)
We turned on the TV to the programs I pre-recorded (( really really thought I was being smart! But did you know they were only 1 hour? Instead of 2???? CRUD, we missed the Ball Drop!)..
We said 'uh oh' after realizing we did not get the Ball Drop..
So, we went to the Computer.
Pulled up a U-Tube video of the drop.
And brought in the New Year with banging pots and pans, followed by sour dough pancakes and a days worth of grumpyness...
I am so looking forward to 2009!