The benefit of taking the trash out late…

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My little man slept from 9:30 pm to 4:30 am again last night.  He then slept until almost 7:30 am.  It’s really too bad that I couldn’t go back to sleep at 4:30…  I would have gotten like 9 hours of sleep!  Can you imagine?  I can’t. 

However, if I had gone back to sleep, I might have missed the loud sounds of the garbage truck coming around the corner.  I thought to myself, I bet John didn’t take the trash out…  We had been out to dinner with friends the night before and then we watched the season finale of LOST…  Anyway, John had just gone into the bathroom to get ready, I think it was like 6:50 am.  So I got out of bed and asked him, did you take out the trash?  He said, “uh, NO,” so I said, “Don’t worry I’ll take care of it.”  Now, I’m wearing, well, a pretty short nightie, and my nursing sleep bra (which is a bit big and leaves me quite saggy).  I couldn’t get to my robe, because it was in the bathroom, and besides, what do I care, it’s the garbage man. 

So, I walk outside, and the garbage truck is still two houses away, and I know there is plenty of time for me to get both cans to the curb.  So, I start with the most important one, the one filled with the 5 poopie diapers I changed yesterday.  I’m half way down the drive when John comes RUNNING out of the house in his boxers, I start laughing, he starts laughing and gets the recycle bin.  Thats where it gets even better, he starts running with the recycle bin (which is quite large), gets to the street, and then the bin and John tip over at the edge of the driveway.  Recyclables fall out of the can, John hurried and put them back in and gets the can to the curb, just as the truck gets to our house.  I was just watching in awe, and I just couldn’t stop laughing.  John was so funny…  I even wondered if he wasn’t working blind.  He didn’t have his glasses on, and I thought he was on the toilet when I asked him about the garbage.  So, I’m not sure if he had those contacts in or not. 

Anyway, the garbage man took our trash and recycle, and I got back inside the house, laughing for a good 5 minutes afterward.  I almost woke Sean I was laughing so loud in the hallway.

So as I have now learned, there are many, many benefits to taking the trash out late.  And no, I don’t think the garbage man even cracked a grin.  He must not have found it as funny as I did.  Poor guy, he must get that kind of thing so often that he is numb to the hilarity of the situation.

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