I waved V off to work and
'Salina slept through until I thought I would have to drag her out of bed, but she did rise when I was in the laundry putting washing on.
"What time did you get up, darling?" I asked her.
"7.20" she replied, and that is when my perfect world unravelled before me because we both glanced up to the living room clock - which said "7.15".
See, I like my mummy-free time in the evenings, and to assist in getting as much quality from those precious hours, I am ever so slightly sneaky.
'Salina's bedtime is 7.30-8.00 most nights, but sometimes stretches to 8.30. To not have her bedtime encroach too much into the territory of mummy-free time, I have called upon technological assistance. Yes, I am the mother who has the clock in her daughter's room set 10 minutes fast.
'Salina went back into her room to see what had occurred. Was it time travel? Is there a warp between rooms of the house.
Perplexed, she came in to the kitchen where
The kitchen clocks (stove and radio) both said 7.18 by this time. It was messing with her mind.
"Which clock is wrong?" she wondered.
As she wandered back through the house gathering data, I knew that I had to think fast or my deviousness would be uncovered.
"Its April Fools Day, honey, better watch out your classmates don't trick you." I said, warming up. "Don't believe anything this morning."
"Oh yeah." she said, and I hoped her mind had turned to creating plans herself.
However, darn it, the girl has a worry on her mind, and she did the circuit of the clocks again.
"Virgin Blue are offering no-seat tickets today as a trick in the paper." I said brightly. "People do all sorts of strange things."
"Oh yeah." she said as she ate her breakfast, but I could see her thoughts were still on the interesting case of missing minutes (or was that my overactive guilt centre at work?)
"People even change the clocks for a laugh." I offered desperately.
Darn, so I have now April Fooled myself of that ten minutes of freedom a night. Not a lot in a day, but it adds up to 2 1/2 days a year!
Edited to add that Bettina at Dances to the Beet of her own Drum has the inaugural Screw Up Tuesday today, so I have linked there. I think this fits the criteria?