Pay attention children. It seems that many of you are unsure how to act around sleeping mothers. Today, for you, I have outlined just exactly what to do when you encounter a sleeping mother.
First we have identification.
If the mother is in bed under the covers with her eyes closed, this is called sleeping. It is unnecessary to call her name multiple times. If she’s not sleeping, she wants to be sleeping and should be treated as if she is.
It should be noted that sleeping mothers do not need things.
They are sleeping.
All they need is at least five more minutes of sleep.
Extra blankets, toys, and books are unnecessary.
Hugs are nice but will actually be appreciated later in the day and if snuggling with your mother means stealing both covers and pillow, skip it.
Tea, however, may always be quietly left by the bedside.
is not an awake mother.
This is a mother who has been badgered long enough that she has opened one eye to confirm which child will be scrubbing the toilet for the rest of the month.
Do not continue talking.
Under no circumstances should you demand anything.
In fact, unless you or someone you know is actively bleeding or something is on fire, drop off a cup of black, highly caffeinated tea and back quietly away.
No doubt after your considerate tea donation she will roll out of bed on her own. And once she is standing upright beyond the confines of her bedroom you may start your day of demands.
Now children, read, memorize and say thank you. This information could save your life, or at very least prevent a few extra toilet scrubbings.