The kids didn’t sleep late yesterday. Seems my neighbor has decided to have a couple of trees cut down, so the crew was out there at 8:30 in the morning. Between the snarling chainsaws and the house-shuddering whump whenever a chunk of tree hit the ground, there was no way anyone could sleep.
So naturally today they’re a bit groggy. Sprog #2 was so tired he actually went and voluntarily lay down for a while. Ten minutes later the chainsaws started up again—now they’re working on the stumps.
I know kids have a radar that makes them feel most active and rambunctious whenever a parent is just settling down for a break. Apparently loud work crews have a similar radar that attracts them to sleeping children.