Aaron has been on the breakfast shift all week. This means leaving home at 4:30 for a 5:00 am start.
Up until now I’ve been taking him to work, coming home and getting back into bed for a few hours.
In Ohio new drivers have a curfew between 11:00 pm and 5:00 am. So that was my « excuse » that I had to take him.
There is an exception to this rule. If the young driver can prove he is going to or coming from work. So you guessed it Aaron got a letter from his boss to say he was working early shifts.
Of course I am glad to see him working and developing independence but I can tell you it does not result in any improvements in maternal sleep patterns.
Not only am I worrying about him driving I’m worried about him getting up on time too. So since I have no alarm set on the clock my internal alarm wakes me up at regular intervals all through the night just to be sure he is up on time!!!!!
I know this is a necessary part of the parenting process but certainly not the most warm and fuzzy.
As in all things there is one advantage to this.
As Aaron had little time for breakfast this morning he was a tad hungry by the time his shift ended at 1:00.
So the lad goes to the Japanese restaurant next door to the hotel and brings himself home a takeaway the scale of which was such we all enjoyed a little light brunch!!!!!
Blessing # 68 – Tucking into Teppanyaki