My son is a Disk Jockey and he works later than most kids his age because of the nature of his business. Of course, he only has to to work twice a month to make the same money I once made at seventeen flipping hamburgers and wearing that horrible "Wendy's" blue cotton uniform that looked much like a French maid with its puffy sleeves and low cut neckline. I try hard to stay awake to make sure my son returns home safely, but at those late hours I am known to cat nap while he is out. I have mulitple alarms set on my phone to go off every hour on the hour so I can stalk him properly and make sure he isn't late and lying in a ravine somewhere. I lie on the couch and doze in and out with one eye open and one hand on my phone. My son knows the rule that he must wake me upon return so I can turn off the alarms and then move into a regular sleep pattern. The problem with this is that my cognitive reasoning is dulled after going in and out of sleep several times and I tend to agree with most anything said to me as my body aches to return to sleep. My children have discovered this flaw in my plan and have used it to their benefit.
As my children sleep uninterrupted, I'm left with the following morning beverage choices, none of which I find appealing... the bottom of a bottle of Mountain Dew Black (I think you can boost your car's mpg rating with that stuff), the last of a gallon of room temperature milk left on my counter from last night, or some lemongrass black tea obviously purchased by me when I thought I would try this healthy vegan eating thing that lasted about three days. My mother lives down the street and I could grab the dogs, walk over with them, dig out my old Snoopy Snow Cone machine and make some double raspberry snow cone drink. Or.... there is the McDonald's drive thru!