From Rockybado 4: Running Up a Hill
Today was one of those days that could go by without ever getting out of bed. Well, that could basically be any day during the summer. Especially today for some reason. Today was the day that Dawson Ingram and Daniela Cardis were going to get married, and the Ingram’s had to have gotten ready for the wedding yesterday.
So, of course, everyone would be in a rush this morning.
It was ten o’clock in the morning, and David and Brody Ingram were the only boys still sleeping. Toby Ingram was doing what he would normally do on a morning: play video games after breakfast. Mr. and Mrs. Ingram were most likely sitting at the dining room table conversing about what today was going to bring.
Too bad Brett Ingram wasn’t here to pull a wake-up prank on the two sleepyheads. He was at his place with his friends.
It had to be their mom who would have to give them the wake-up call. After realizing how late it already was, she walked up to the boys’ room and noticed that the ceiling fan was on full blast. She also saw David, who was lying on his back with his arms wrapped over a pillow, which happened to be over his face. His comforter, as always on a nice summer morning, was thrown to the side. She watched his chest rise and fall with his breathing, and his shirt was pulled up to just below his belly button.
Then, she saw Brody, who was sleeping on his stomach. He was wrapped in his comforter, probably because the fan was directly above him, and he must have gotten a little cold last night. His face was buried in a pillow, and his arms were wrapped around his body pillow (which he needs because he is mostly a stomach sleeper).
Even though the two boys looked very calm when sleeping, they needed to wake up. Now.
“Wake up, boys,” Mrs. Ingram said to David and Brody, who were obviously still sleeping.
“Do we have to?” Brody mumbled in his sleep. He was still sleeping comfortably on his stomach with his arms wrapped around a body pillow.
“You should start waking up soon. We have to be at the church at one o’clock. It’s already ten.”
“Brody,” their mom said, sounding relatively cross. “Today is Dawson’s wedding.”
“It is?” Brody replied, still as sleepily.
“Yes, it is. Would you and David like another thirty minutes?”
Brody nodded in his pillow.
“Okay. But you guys have to be awake by then.”
Mrs. Ingram returned to the dining room to be with her husband. Toby was still playing video games with Felicia sitting by his side. Honeybunny was probably somewhere in the kitchen eating cat food. Felicia got up and moved onto Toby’s lap, causing him to quit everything he was doing and pet the cat.
Of course, to some, cats come before video games.
“They’re not waking up yet?” Mr. Ingram asked his wife, once she returned to the dining room table. Felicia then ran off to be with Honeybunny.
“Nope. You know how they are,” Mrs. Ingram replied.
“Yes, I know how they are. David and Brody have always been that way, though.”
“I know. We’ve got two cute boys who can’t seem to have the motivation to wake up for anything.”
“All of our boys are handsome,” Mr. Ingram remarked.
“Yes, they all are. However, Dawson, Brett, and Toby are more morning people than David and Brody. When those two boys were younger, you never saw them up before noon. Ten years later, same thing,” Mrs. Ingram said.
“That’s true. They just need more sleep than the other boys.”
“I guess that’s true. I just find it hilarious that it probably won’t ever change.”
Twenty-five minutes later, Mrs. Ingram got up from her chair in the dining room, and she walked back up to the boys’ room. She was expecting that David and Brody would still be sleeping soundly, and that they would be even less willing to wake up if anyone pulled a prank on them. But, because their mom isn’t nearly as rough around the edges as Brett, she was going to wake them up gently.
“Wake up, sleepyhead,” Mrs. Ingram said to David, who was still sleeping soundly.
“No,” David said in his pillow.
“Well, your thirty minutes are up.”
“Are they really?”
“Yes, I gave you an extra half hour,” their mom said.
“No, you didn’t,” David remarked sleepily.
“I actually did. I guess you didn’t hear me when I was trying to wake you guys up?”
“Well, today is Dawson’s wedding.”
David wasn’t nearly as irritable as their mom would have thought. He wasn’t in a bad mood, but he wasn’t in an amazing mood either. David was excited about his brother getting married today, but why couldn’t everything be pushed back a few hours? Ah well. He’d get through this day pretty easily, or so he would think. Time to get ready for the day.
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