Lincoln leans over me and kisses me, "Bye mom." I hear him walk around to Jared and kiss him, "Bye Dad, I'm off to work." We both say bye. I hear him walking out and try to figure out what just happened. He comes back to me, "Mom, I need your help making lunch for work." I start to stir and open my eyes a little, glance at the clock...3:30AM I know he is serious because with further observation I see his is dressed in his robe, his back pack and other work paraphernalia. We try to explain what time it is, but he doesn't care, he's on his way to the kitchen, "c'mon mom"
I decide it's better to get him a lunch and put him to bed than force him with a big tantrum. I was thinking what would get him(and me) back to sleep the soonest. We make an amazing lunch consisting of a lemon, a clementine, a bagel, cream cheese, and a Popsicle. filled a sippy with milk and he was set. (We made a deal, if we made him a lunch he had to go back to bed)
When we arrived at his room I noticed he had to have been up for at least an hour. All his toys were out as were a ton of books. We cleaned up, I had to go through his night time routine, scriptures, stories then he fell asleep.
Needless to say he was tired getting on the bus this morning, as for his momma? I need a coke.