Haley: Age 5
Life is hard with three kids under five. Especially that first week you bring your baby home from the hospital. Before tucking my two oldest kids into bed one night, I emphasized how the next morning they were NOT to wake me up early. I was going to be up three times during the night to feed the baby, so if they could just PLEASE let me rest and get their own cereal, I would be grateful. We went through what I expected from them and I went to bed that night hopeful for a few more hours of sleep in the morning.
The next morning at 7:45 AM after a rough night with a newborn, I awoke to Haley worriedly tapping me on the forehead.
“MOM,” She spoke in a loud whisper. “If I FLUSH THE TOILET, will THAT wake you up?”