Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Faking it.

Fully an hour before I was comitted to rising out of my bed this morning, those adorable little peepers that sit outside my window in a nearby tree began singing what I'm sure they believed to be a cheerful song. Paying homage to the rising sun was not on my "to-do" list today however, and I'll admit to feeling just a bit cranky when I rolled over in bed awakened by the sound of these happy little birdies. I checked the clock and realized I had only 15 minutes before JP would walk in the door from a long night at work. So I tossed and turned, trying to stay warm under the thin blanket and sheet we've adopted as bedcovers ever since we realized we could no longer live with the bedspread which would never stay in place, straighten nicely, or even pretend to look good. My mind immediately went to various topics of grumpiness, none of which are very important, certainly nothing to literally lose sleep over. I heard JP walk in the door, and maybe he just makes me happy, I don't know, but I decided to put my grumpy self under the covers and wait until I was certain he was standing at the side of the bed. Then just before he tried to ever so quietly sneak into bed without waking me, I popped up and yelled "Surprise!" (wearing mismatched flannel pajamas and yesterday's make-up smudged around my eyes...) Needless to say that drew a few laughs. I pretended to be in a good mood for a few minutes longer and before I knew it I WAS in a good mood! I'm still tired, I'm still thinking about going back to bed, but at least I am no longer feeling homicidal towards any of God's precious pigeons. (or quail, or dove, or whatever else ridiculously happy and loud bird is out there in that tree.)

8 comments:

Erin said...

I love how you kind of made yourself be in a better mood by being silly. I definitely need/want to do this more often.

Barb and Steve said...

What a great way to get happy!

Kristina P. said...

It makes me SO happy when I can scare my husband.

Heatherlyn said...

That's funny.

It reminded me of how Dr. Laura says that pretending to be in the mood for sex actually puts you in the mood for sex. Maybe that works with every mood change that we want to bring about!

Lara said...

Mind over matter, right?

Actually, this almost always works for me. I just need to remember to pretend to be in a good mood more often.

Bee and Rose said...

That is so sweet! My husband would probably have a fourth heart attack!

rachel said...

Love it :)

Mina said...

It does work, huh? So I wonder why I have this hard-headed tendency to resist getting there.