Friday, September 04, 2009


I opened my eyes to see my son standing next to the bed. The clock said 3 in the morning.
“Are you sick, baby?”
“No, Momma.”
“Is there a stranger in the house?”
“No, Momma.”
“Is anything on fire?”
“No, Momma.”
“Then why are you waking me up at 3am?”
“I really want some pancakes!”
I groaned and let my head fall back on the pillow. Before I could say anything my husband leaned across the bed, “Son, do you see me eating pancakes?”
“No, Dad.”
“When Dad is eating pancakes, then you get to eat pancakes too,” said my husband. “Now go back to bed.”
I watched my son leave as quietly as he came in. As soon as the door closed my husband whispered, “I sure could use some pancakes to help me go back to sleep.”
I groaned and let my head fall back on the pillow. Again.

©Maeganann Bacon
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hojpoj said...

Heh, as a mother of 4 - I totally related to this story, nicely done :D

Marisa Birns said...

I smiled when I read this. One time my husband woke me up at 4 a.m. to type something for him. And I did! Now I know what I should have done.

Good job!

Laura Eno said...

Cute! Maybe they should all go out to breakfast? Thanks for posting to the #fridayflash!

shannon said...

Oh, no! Now I'm hungry for pancakes!LOL cute & so true. :-)

ganymeder said...

Nicely done (in any language)! And thus, IHOP was born...

Good job!

Anonymous said...

Nice to see Dad is so supportive and undemanding... having said that (in a sarcastic tone of voice), I do feel a bit peckish, so if you're making pancakes anyway...?
Lovely story :-)

Tomara Armstrong said...

Too cute! We just moved into a house that has three bedrooms... we used to have four. My youngest daughter's bed is in my room for the time being, and she starts asking for breakfast as early as 2 am. I just say "No, baby... it's not wake-up time, yet." hehe.

Luckily my husband sleeps right through it, or I would be making pancakes at 4am as well. :-)

I enjoyed it.

Netta said...

Heh. This was cute and brought back many a memory of 4AM wakeup calls.

Chris Chartrand said...

I usually get the "I had a bad dream" line which inevitably transitions into "can I have breakfast?" Most parents can easily relate.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad she didn't get up and make the pancakes!

dan powell said...

This made me think two things. 1) I reall fancy a pancake right now. 2) I must show this my wife.

You capture family life at 3am perfectly. Great stuff.

J. M. Strother said...

I'm still laughing. That was great. Very short and very effective.

Welcome to #fridayflash. Hope to see more from you in the weeks to come.