Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Alarm Clocks

I don't use an alarm clock. I prefer my children to do that job. But, my husband uses one. So, I in a sense, do use one. This morning, it went off at 5:45 am. "Good Morning" from the Deliberate Kids album started playing. Which means, I basically laid there for the next 45 minutes while he walked "quietly" in and out of the room, turning on the closet light retrieving clothes.

And it got me thinking about my hatred for alarm clocks. I know that playing music is supposedly a better way to start my day than "BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP" but I don't really enjoy starting my day. So, either of those options are bad in my opinion.

Someone, somewhere needs to invent an alarm clock that can wake one sleeping person in a bed without waking the other. I think maybe something that attached to your arm or leg and vibrated or sent an electric shock. Or maybe it would vibrate to begin with and then if it didn't sense you getting out of bed, it shocks you. Not like a Tazer, just a little jolt to make you jump.

It might work better than coffee!


  1. AMEN sister!!!! Jason doesn't hear his so I hear it and kick him 50 times before he moves to get it and then I lay there for an hour hoping that my daughter didn't hear it go off!

  2. I am the same way! Bryce has started picking out his clothes the night before and leaving all clothing in the living room so that he doesn't wake me up!

  3. You know... You could always use the "shake awake" put it on vibrate and you just put it in your pillow. Thats how I have woken up for years... More user friendly than having someone flip the light on and get me all grumpy!

    Glad to see things are going well for you!


  4. if you find something, let me know. my alarm always goes off first, but on Sunday mornings (when my husband has to get up at the crack of dawn for work (read: church)), I really do not want to be woken up that early! not before the kids are awake!!


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