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any and all circumstances. We need to bug out a bit earlier
due to road construction. It’s a long trip to Maryland, so
we need to get a move on.”
Mom and Alexis still hadn’t moved a muscle, even
though the alarm was screaming away. It takes a special
ability to be able to sleep through anything. Evidently, I
didn’t inherit my mom’s comatose gene.
Dad hauled the first load of luggage off to the car and
instructed me to wake the two Sleeping Beauties. “Well,
now that I’m up . . . with pleasure!”
I decided to tackle the most difficult assignment first
.
My big sister, Alexis, routinely treated me as her personal
punching bag. To make matters worse, she HATED being
woken up. This amounted to a lose-lose proposition for
me. But I wasn’t going to let my dad down. I hoped Alexis
would be too sleepy to go completely ballistic.
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