The bus will arrive at 7:00 am to carry my sleeping daughter to school, so at 6:30 I hit the snooze button on my alarm. When it goes off again at 6:45, I roll out of bed, walk down the hall and switch on her bedroom light. My daughter, slightly startled by the light, sits up in bed, blinks a few time, then pushes her covers off and jumps out of bed. She walks across her room to her closet where her clothes are waiting and steps inside. The closet doors close and suddenly happy music by Laurie Berkner begins to play. My daughter giggles as bright lights dance inside the closet where she is being cleaned, dressed, fed and combed by a gentle Kid Prepare machine. This machine fits neatly into any sized closet and does all the preparation automatically, including telling silly jokes to the child so the child emerges from the machine not only ready for school, but in a good mood. In less than five minutes Queen Teen is transformed from a grumpy, sleepy teenager to a neat and cheerful teenager eager to go to school. At 6:55 she is standing at the front door in her rain coat and boots, hearing aids in, and with her school bag ready. The bus arrives on time at 7:00 and by 7:05 she and her equipment are loaded. She waves cheerfully and I blow her a kiss as the bus drives away.
At 7:10 I go back to bed and sleep until 9:30. Hey, if you're gonna dream, dream big.