Nine to Five!

Such a great film. Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlinson and Jane Fonda are such powerful feminine feminists and shine in this kicker of a film (9 to 5 – 1980). I have Dolly Patton’s song in my head and it’s tangentially applicable to Lady Kitty. She incredibly sleeps from nine to five. That’s right: nine to five! And sometimes mothering feels relentless and thankless and insanity begetting. “All takin’ and no givin’” is the theme of the fourth trimester. So I’m incredibly blessed Lady Kitty is such a strong sleeper and as timely as a Swiss clock… since she turned one month old, she’s been sleeping solid from 9 to 5. Prior to that I was perfectly delighted with her sleeping for about 5 hours at a time. Now, I need to remember to start getting her ready for bed with her fresh Night nappy somewhere after 8 pm, because by 9 she’ll be absolutely out. Asleep like a log! Not to stir until the clock strikes five… then she wakes like a rooster! …hungry for milkies.

One could absolutely set their watch by her at 0500. Then after efficiencies of breast feeding in bed for about 30 minutes she’s a noisy breather wiggles for another 30 then sleeps again until 0900. Mama’s back on the clock, albeit unusually well rested rested!

Tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition
Yawn and stretch and try to come to life
Jump in the shower and the blood starts pumpin’
Out on the street the traffic starts jumpin’
With folks like me on the job from 9 to 5

Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’
Barely gettin’ by, it’s all takin’ and no givin’
They just use your mind and they never give you credit
It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it
9 to 5, for service and devotion
You would think that I would deserve a fat promotion
Want to move ahead but the boss baby won’t seem to let me

I swear sometimes that man child is out to get me!

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