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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Mornings and Football Don't Mix

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

There are two things in this world I really dislike...OK, so I am simplifying my list because we all know that my list is a lot longer than this, but play along, K?

One thing I hate each and every day are mornings. I hate getting out of the comfort and warmth of my bed. It also signals when I have to get everyone up and ready to go. By myself. With three kids who aren't exactly crazy about mornings, either. Oh, and I hate it even more during the winter months when it is dark and cold and, well, DARK.

The other thing I hate is football. I have never liked football and I have NO desire to start liking it now. I don't understand the game, nor do I want to take the time to understand it. Lord, help me if one of my boys starts playing the sport. The games are long and the season seems to go on and on. Then there are Pro teams and College teams...it just NEVER ends.

The other day, my radio alarm clock goes off. (I do realize that we may be the only two people who still own an old fashioned radio alarm clock, but I have told you before that we are dinosaurs when it comes to technology.) I usually awake to music, only to rise up and hit the snooze. Several times. I have even been known to hit the snooze for an hour. Don't tell Nurse Boy. He gets kind of jealous since he has to wake up and provide for the family and all.

On this specific morning, my radio alarm clock was set on SPORTS TALK RADIO. Needless to say, this made me very grumpy as I listened to several men drone on and on about the Pro football teams, their owners, and the players. When it is 6:30 in the morning, my dislike for football becomes HATRED when I awake to some crazy over analysis.

I thought Nurse Boy was playing some mean joke on me. Turns out he didn't know how the station got changed. He wasn't so thrilled to wake up to the discussion, either. (Had it been later in the day, he may have turned it up in hopes of not missing one word that was spoken.) You see, he doesn't talk, converse, or even think too terribly hard until he has been up for a good hour. With a couple of shots of caffeine. We are a match made in heaven.

Our poor kids.

The funny thing is that neither one of us exerted enough energy to actually change the radio station. We just woke up grumpy and turned it off.

Then complained about it later.


Boy Mom said...

Ok! that's eerie, Adorable Hubby and I, when were not waking up to a urine shower, still use our little 20 year old radio alarm clock. Our families We really must be destined to be friends.

I agree sports talk in the AM is NOT EVEN close to OK! But, I doubt I'd change the station either.

Thanks for your comments on the Bed wetting situation. It's nice to know I'm not alone.

3 Peas in a Pod said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!! We do have a lot in common.

I am also one of those dinosaurs with an old-fashioned radio alarm clock. My kids play with it constantly so sometimes I've been awakened by sports radio as well. Yik! I love the sport of football though but certainly not on the radio. We'll see how much I "love" it when one or both of my sons run home to tell me they want to play on a team. Probably not so much then. :)

I love your writing. This post cracked me up!! Thanks for finding me. I'll be sure to check back with you.

Much love from NJ,

Imperfect Mom said...

So I take it you don't care whether or not Pioli is our new GM :).

I admit, I'm a football fan. My livelihood used to depend on the Chiefs and I spent a tremendous amount of every season taking fans to various road games. I loved it!

Now I have kids and don't follow it all that closely, but I still enjoy the game :). If either of your boys take it up, I promise to sit next to you in the bleachers and help you follow along (you don't want a man, even YOUR man, to try and explain it.......they get carried away).

Mrs Lemon said...

I love football, but I really hate talk radio in the morning.

Basketball, on the other hand, can go the way of croquet as far as I'm concerned.

Chaos-Jamie said...

What else are you supposed to wake to if not a clock radio? I'm confused.

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

Clock radio, check. Non-speaking spouse in the morning, check. Snooze button. NEVER. I am one of those freaks that gets up when the alarm goes off.

I like football, but I don't like the morning after football. What's with 8 o'clock PM kick offs? The game ends around midnight.