Oh! to be a teenager again

I was playing in the courtyard with the kids and struck a conversation with some of my nice neighbours who happen to be really well-raised, well-behaved teenagers. One of them was teasing her sister over how late she woke up that morning.

- It was only 10, said the 12 years old.
- 10? I couldn’t help but say. Wow, you’re lucky. I so wish I could be a teenager again! My baby wakes up between 5 and 5:30 every morning!
- And you let her do that?, asked the 16 years old.
- What can I do? I can’t FORCE her to sleep. I mean, I did consider throwing her out with the garbage, but it’s not exactly legal, so I decided against it.

And then I laughed, because they were looking at me with their eyes wide open. Do I really look like someone who would throw away their child? Of course, it was a joke! But I will admit that right now, sleeping in until 7 would be heaven. Even just once a week. And I am going back to work in 2 weeks! I’m not sure how I’m going to do that. I mean, you have to keep your eyes open in order to get paid, right? Yeah, I thought so. Bugger!

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