It happens every time — not just once in a great while — but every time. My husband is a very impatient man on Saturday mornings — he is ready to get up, get moving, get some things done. Me? I’m ready to take it easy, relax from a long work week, no schedules, no pressure – and a lot of sleeping. So — it may surprise you to learn that I am NOT the problem when it comes leaving for appointments/movies/fun things.
Pat gets up early and starts putzing around the house. I put the pillow over my head and go back to sleep. Pat puts in a load of laundry. I drift off to sleep hoping he doesn’t turn everything pink. He has learned over the years not vacuum, but I’m having to teach him not to unload the dishwasher which is right next to our bedroom.
When he runs out of ‘quiet’ things to do in the house, he eventually wanders outside. Our neighbors have taught him not to mow the law until at least 9 am – but he will find some yardwork and gardening to do. Then he ends up in the garage – this is not a good thing. I have tried to get my lazy butt out of bed before that happens — but I am not always successful.
We only have one car — so if Pat takes it apart, we can’t go anywhere until it is fixed. We usually take his mother and her friend to breakfast on Saturday mornings, so we have to leave the house by about 9:30 to get them. If I’m lucky I can stop Pat before he enters the garage at 8:45 am – if not, I’ll be nagging him starting at 9:15 to put the car back together and making a phone call at 10 am telling the ladies we will be late.
I’m not sure why Pat thinks he is a speedy mechanic like those at the NASCAR tracks – but he thinks if he starts changing the oil, rotating the tires and possibly changing brakes at 8:45, he will be done at 9:30! It takes a team of 6 men with hydraulic tools in the pits at a NASCAR race to work at that speed – here at our house we have Pat and a couple of wrenches.
I’m thinking about getting him up at 5 am on Saturdays and sending him to the garage right away — then he will have plenty of time to work on the car – and I can still get some sleep! I think that’s a much better solution than me getting up early on a Saturday.