Early Morning Agitation

My mother called it waking up on the wrong side of the bed. I am referring to my mood. Cranky, agitated and irritable do not do it justice. The day started off poorly and the sad thing is that the reasons for it are trivial.

Somewhere in the middle of the night my son climbed into my bed and proceeded to try and discover new and creative ways to create bruises all over my body. I received multiple punches and kicks to my head, nose, neck, groin and legs. Did I mention that he stole the freaking covers too.

This is not a normal occurrence. He almost never wakes up anymore and on the odd occasion that he sleeps with us he normally holds still. For whatever reason this time he did not. So interrupted slumber is a big factor in why I am unhappy, but that is not all. The next door neighbor is having a new roof placed on his home. Did I mention that I hate the sound of hammers and saws in the morning. Ok, that is not entirely true, but on this morning it is making me crazy.

It doesn’t help that this is being done right outside of my office so it is making it much harder to work. As a side note let me add that I hate the noise that vacuum cleaners make. My folks say that as a baby it used to make me cry. Now it just irritates me. Something about that squeal makes me want to run screaming into the forest.

Last night I chased away a couple of teenagers who are using my street as makeout point. I know that I have blogged about them before, but I am too cranky to go searching for the post. The music in their car was so loud that it was preventing my kids from sleeping. So I headed over to the car. They were so involved that they didn’t notice me standing there, nor did they realize that the rapping on the window was not being created by them.

I explained to the dear lad and lassie that while I appreciate young love I am not interested in witnessing it in such graphic detail and that it would be wise to move along. The young buck started to mouth off then thought better of it when I asked him how he felt about being arrested. I pulled this off a la Fletch.

“Are you the police?” He asked.

“As far as you know” was my response.

I absolutely hate feeling this irritable so early in the morning. It is a lousy way to start the day so I am doing what I can to set a new tone.

Updated: Some of our yeshivas are doing a piss poor job of educating our children, at least when it comes to English skills. Their posts make them look like exceptionally ignorant. The number of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors is inexcusable. I can’t believe that they are not more embarrassed by just how poor their skills are.

It is a sad, sad thing.

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  1. Jack's Shack July 1, 2007 at 4:01 am


    I have more than enough padding which is why I have increased my workout.


    Nope, not yet.


    Maybe some of them think that the cavs actually won.

  2. Chana June 29, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    I’ll see your Lover’s Lane and raise you our Drug Deal Drive…

    (haven’t really seen anything yet – the summer is young, and maybe the construction nearby has been a disruption)

  3. FlutePrayer June 29, 2007 at 5:24 pm

    Has your nocturnally active son been reading Harry Potter? That would scare the beejabbers out of me!

  4. FunkyJew82 June 29, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    sounds like you’ve had one heck of a day! not to worry though… shabbos is just around the corner. just wear some patting before you go to sleep!

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