my baby break: a guest post from brittany

guest-postsAs you know, I am no stranger when it comes to parenting. Four kids in five years will make you a fast pro.

Or crazy.

Not sure as to which category I fall into, but we won't discuss that now, ha! I do however want to shed light on a parenting strategy played by many. It's called, "Sunrise Chicken".

What is Sunrise chicken you say?

Well I'm so glad you asked.

It's that moment in the morning when your child wakes up, walks into your room, and "needs" you. Both you and your spouse are awake, but neither of you dare to budge or open an eye. As your child shakes, calls for you/makes a commotion, you try to hold out as long as possible. Surely your spouse will "awake" first. it's definitely not going to be you. But as you tightly cling to those last few seconds of shut eye, you begin to wonder whose will is stronger. Yours? Your spouse's?...Your child's?

Right as you are about to throw in the proverbial towel, you hear a beautiful sound...


"What do you need Ethan?"

The clouds rolled back as the sun shown down, and the angels were singing the Hallelujah chorus!

"I'm hungry for breakfast."
"Okay. Let's get up and get everyone some. Be quiet and don't wake mommy because she's sleeping."

Victory is yours!! ...and boy does it taste sweet. And that my friends is what you call "Sunrise Chicken", and it is a beautiful, beautiful thing, ha! For those of you who have never heard of this famous parenting strategy, I am so sorry. You have been missing out on some of the finest moments as a parent! And YOU'RE WELCOME for introducing it to you now.

For the rest of you, you know what I'm talking about. Don't play like you have no clue, ha! We all do it...but are you brave enough to own up to it?

And who's the victor at your house?

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