Friday, August 16, 2013

Don't Wake Up Mommy

It was  a bright and sunny Friday morning in July. Faline Eckert and her little sister Violet woke up practically at the crack of dawn as they usually did and went into their parents room. The golden sunlight was streaming through the window. Faline stood by the window and pushed back the curtain to get a better look at the beautiful day.

Instantly, Daddy appeared by her side. He was awake getting ready for work. "Close that!" he whispered furiously. "Mommy is sleeping. She had a rough night with baby Zuri, and she didn't get much sleep last night." Daddy kissed each of them as he went off to work.

Faline glanced at poor Mommy huddled snuggly under the big flowered quilt on her bed. "Shh! Don't wake mommy!" she whispered loudly to Violet.

"Shh! Don't wake mommy!" Violet loudly whispered back as they shuffled noisly out of the room.

Mommy eyeslids fluttered. She opened her eyes and then closed them again.

Faline and Violet went in the living room. They decided to watch TV. Faline turned it on. The sound of Saturday morning cartoons blasted at their ears. "Shh! Don't wake mommy!" Faline whispered frantically.

"Don't wake mommy!" Violet whispered back as Faline lowered the dial on the TV. It was still kind of loud though.

In Mommy's room, her eyelids fluttered. She opened her eyes and then closed them again.

After a little while of watching TV, the girls were bored. They decided to turn off the TV but they couldn't find the remote. "You had it!" Faline yelled at her sister.

"No, I didn't! You did!" Violet yelled back.

"Shh! Don't wake mommy!" Faline whispered loudly suddenly remembering.

"Shh! Don't wake mommy!" Violet loudly whispered back.

In Mommy's room once again her eyelids fluttered, and she opened her eyes and then shut them again.

The girls finally found the remote under the couch cushions. They turned off the TV and went to find a game to play. They decided to play Candy Land, but they couldn't find it. They search through all their games. Game after game was lifted up and slammed back down again until they finally found what they were looking for at the bottom of the stack. Game after game was lifted up and slammed back down once more as the two girls put the rest of the games back on the shelf.

"Shh! Don't wake mommy!" Faline whispered loudly.

"Shh! Don't wake mommy!" Violet loudly whispered.

In Mommy's room, her eyelids fluttered once more. She opened her eyes and shut them again.

Suddenly, baby Zuri stared crying. She cried and cried getting louder and louder. Faline and Violet went in the baby's room and stood by the crib.

"Shh! Baby Zuri." Faline whispered loudly. "Mommy is sleeping!"

"Shh! Baby Zuri." added Violet equally as loud.

Baby Zuri continued to cry,

This time Mommy opened her eyes, and they stayed open. She dragged herself out of bed scrambled into her slippers and robe and went into the baby's room.

"Oh, mommy," cried Faline as Mommy entered the room. "It is all Zuri's fault! Violet and I were being so quiet and letting you sleep, but baby, Zuri just wouldn't stop crying."

Violet nodded her head vigorously up and down in agreement. "Yeah!" she said.

Mommy had hardly slept at all, but she couldn't help smiling. "I love you guys." she said and she kissed each of them before lifting baby Zuri out of her crib.

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