Soleil was up late Tuesday night. This whole virtual learning thing has wreaked havoc on our daily routine. Bedtimes are a little bit (or in some cases a lot) later. Mornings are weird. No buses for pick-up, no rush to get showered and going in the morning. Soleil will stay up into the wee hours of the morning (if I don’t force her to unplug and go to bed) doing schoolwork and messaging friends. Tuesday was a late one.
I got home from volleyball practice at 10:30. Soleil was still doing schoolwork when I walked in. And she was getting ready to baptize herself in another assignment. When I went into Luna’s room at midnight to put more feed in her bag, Soleil was still up and going strong. I had asked her an hour earlier to begin winding down and to get ready for bed. Frustrated, I told her, “Good luck waking up in the morning for class. You can get yourself out of bed without my help. If you miss your class; that’s on you. Good night”.
When my alarm clock woke me up at 4:30, I could barely see the time on the clock. I thought something was wrong with my eyes. Nope. Soleil had placed a sticky note on my alarm clock. It read, “Papa, please forgive me and please wake me up!” When I went downstairs to get my coffee, there was a similar note on my mug. “Papa, I need your help waking up. Please don’t let me miss my class”. That made me laugh!
There was a third note. An hour later, after my soak time in the tub I found it. It was on my bible! You can read it for yourself.