This morning my alarm went of at 5am. I got out of bed, changed the alarm to 6am, and crawled BACK into bed.
At 6am, my alarm went off AGAIN.
Aren't you glad to know that the alarm on my phone functions just as it should?
Well, unfortunately instead of "snooze" I hit "dismiss."
Which, of course meant I went right back to sleep...
Fast forward what felt like mere seconds. I stretched, grabbed my phone, and decided to use my weather app to see what the weather would be like...Because experience has taught me that the first words out of my youngest daughters mouth (behind her lengthy groan at having to rise) will be "What's the weather going to be like today?"
Anyway, I grabbed my phone from underneath my right hip, and just as I hit the "unlock" I heard an eerie "swishhhhhhh."
I can always hear Kelsey's collar jingle as she trots down the hall to tell me it's time to get my carcass out of bed. And Chesney always makes Chewbacca sounds as she stretches, and even if those bizarre growls don't wake me, her tail whacking the door frames as she goes down the hall certainly will.
But all I could hear was a very constantly paced "swissshhhhhh." And it was coming down the hall to my room! Hashtag! Something is coming to get me!
I said in a weak, thready voice, "Kelsey?" The swish remained steadily paced. No reassuring jingle.
"Chesney?" No thumping tail or Wookiee moans to alert me as to the identity of the source.
You know how when you first wake up, your brain is fuzzy and perhaps not rational? Well, I don't know what the heck I thought was swishing down the hall to me, but it took all of my willpower not to let out a blood curdling scream when warm breath started fanning my face.
Then I realized the warm breath was attached to a dog that was carrying her security blanket down the hall, and since she was dragging it, she apparently wasn't wagging her tail or talking in Wookiee.
She was just scaring the crap out of me.
But in the end it was all good, as I had actually went back to sleep for FORTY minutes instead of a mere few seconds.
Turns out that early adrenaline rush was just the thing to get me moving quickly to get everyone out the door on time!