My kids have recently been introduced to all of the campy, over-the-top, low production values of Dr. Who--the old and the most recent versions, both.
My kids were both absolutely psyched with the idea that I was going to get them up at 10:00 tonight and let them watch the show. Can I be clear here that my kids are morning people? Not 9ish or even 8ish. For years it has been 5:30 or 6:00 that they have gotten up--without an alarm. I don't begin to understand that kind of freakish behavior, but this is their natural rhythm. So, it was understood that they could go and rest in their rooms doing whatever they wanted and if they fell asleep I promised I would get them up. Promise.
May I also clarify the huge amount of trouble I'm going to be in with them in the morning when they realize that I tried to get them up and their eyes just continued to flutter under their eyelids as they were probably already in rem sleep? I. Could. Not. Get. Them. Up. Rag dolls the both of them. I was almost yelling in their ears.
"Wake up!", I said. "Do you want to go watch the show? Do you want to see the show? Do you want to get up and watch Dr. Who?? DO YOU??" Nothing.
I am in huge trouble. My kids will not understand their altered state and will not remember me jostling them and asking them to get up.
I HATE being in trouble.