This morning when I woke Wil up, he was very sluggish.
“Hey, buddy, time to wake up,” I said. I sat on the edge of his bed and gave him little, light tickles under his chin.
“Hmmph!” He turned his face into his pillow and commenced fake snoring.
“Oh, Wil, I almost forgot. It’s your favorite day of the week today. It’s Monday!” Then I gave him a very cheerful, “Happy Monday, Wil!”
He turned his head, opened his clenched-shut eyes and looked up at me.
“Ugh, Mom. It’s Friday!”
“Hmmm, no, I’m pretty sure it’s Monday today. Let’s go Monday!”
<bolts upright in bed> “Mom! It’s Friday!”
“Ok, ok. You are right. I guess it’s Friday. Ho-hum. Time to get dressed now.”
“Yes, we can’t forget our hugs. <lots of hugs> Ok, let’s get up and dressed and ready for our Monday.”
Later that morning as I was driving the kids to school, Elizabeth said, “So Wil, what’s for lunch on Mondays?”
“It’s FRIDAY!” Wil replied.
“Oh, it is? Phew, I thought it was Monday.” Elizabeth said.
Then as they exited the car at school, Elizabeth said to me, “Have a great Monday, Mom!”
“You too, Elizabeth!”
“Sheeesh, you guys. It’s FRIDAY! Let’s go Friday!” Wil laughed and took off running to the school.
A sluggish start can easily turn into a tough day. He loves being silly and sometimes a little silly reverse psychology does the trick—and bonus being silly makes my day better too. Who couldn’t use a little silliness to lighten the load? Here’s to a hopping good FRIDAY!