2009 didn't start terribly well for us. At about 02 o'clock we had a power cut, and the kids (who are used to the noise from the AC and to having their night lights) woke up and got terrified since it was all completely quiet and completely dark.
Took quite a while to calm them down, and we didn't get to sleep until at about 05, all in our bedroom...
The power came back about an hour later - and everyone apart from me, who couldn't sleep, had a well needed sleep-in and didn't wake up until very late. The whole day yesterday was upside-down after that ordeal.
It's not going to be easy to get the kids back into the routine of waking up at 06.30, and off to school on Monday... *Sigh*
But today has been a new day - and we are getting visitors tonight, all the way from Sweden. The Wellander family is on their way, and we are all very excited!