Remember weekend mornings before kids? Sleeping until 9 a.m… drinking hot coffee… mimosas at brunch… Or, remember when you didn’t know that 4:45 a.m. was an actual time to be awake? Ah, so many fun things our kids have taught us.
Like how it feels to be woken up mid-lightsaber battle before the sun rises. And you didn’t even know you were battling. Or the joy of completing an entire game of CandyLand by 7:30 a.m. So. Fricking. Fun.
Well, here are some fellow parents in the trenches of exhaustion, missing their Saturday mornings just as much as you do.
Me: *Friday night* I’m so glad it’s the weekend. Maybe I can finally get some rest.
2yo: *Saturday at 6am* *screeches like a velociraptor*
— MyMomologue (@MyMomologue) June 3, 2017
In a last minute effort to get my boys to sleep past 6am, I told them the 1st one up cleans the toy room.
They’ve never slept this long.
— Domestic Goddess (@DomesticGoddss) August 1, 2015
If it’s 7 AM on a weekend and you are wishing you were at work, congratulations on having kids.
— Rodney Lacroix (@moooooog35) September 3, 2017
By 7 a.m. on Saturday I’ve already been the chef, the maid, and the referee between two kids playing with an empty solo cup.
— bottom of my purse (@Bottomofmypurse) November 11, 2017
It’s only 8:30 AM, and I’ve already put in a full day.
– All moms everywhere
— Stacey Gill Ink (@OneFunnyMotha) November 11, 2017
We’re going on vacation which really just means we are going to a different location where the kids will still get up too early & fight.
— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) July 28, 2013
“Mom… wake up… my spoon fell into the toilet. There’s pee in there, too.”
What my Saturday morning alarm clock sounds like, apparently.
— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) May 13, 2017
Parents: Let’s wake up earlier so we don’t have to rush or get there late.
— HowToBeADad (@HowToBeADad) August 20, 2016
Have kids so you can wake up to a sweet little voice calling out “catch!” followed by a football to the face. pic.twitter.com/dLxOPhlMba
— Walking For 140 (@WalkingOutside) November 11, 2017
My kids wake up an hour early for every 15 minutes I let them stay up past their bedtime because….science.
— It’sReally10Months (@really10months) September 3, 2015
— Molly England (@bluebonetbabies) October 8, 2017
My morning alarm is just kids screaming you’re a butthead! at 6:30 a.m.
And there’s no snooze button. I looked.
— Karen Johnson (@21stcenturysahm) October 26, 2017
Now go to bed. Your kid is going to wake you up in like 3 hours asking to have candy for breakfast and complaining that his sister stole the iPad. Get your zzzzzs while you can!