Dear smoke alarms,
Why do you insist on running out of batteries in the middle of the night, waking up a household of people who dearly need sleep? Also, smoke alarms, why must you always warn us you are out of batteries in the middle of the night by chirping the most obnoxious beep known to human kind?
This is not a rare occurrence. This beep warning happens in the middle of the night EVERY TIME! And they run out of batteries ALL THE TIME.
Around midnight just as Preston was calming down from his croup episode and we were all starting to doze off I heard the dreaded BEEEEEP! Sage came running in crying because she doesn’t like loud high pitches noises (I think she may have sensory integration disorder). Chris was sound asleep. It was yet another smoke alarm needing a new battery.
So there was Chris, in his boxers trying to figure out where the BEEEEP was coming from. After 10 minutes, he located it in Ava’s room. She wasn’t fazed by it since she was still sound asleep. When she awoke to her dad up on the ladder in my her room at midnight, Ava said, “why is it that every time the smoke alarm is chirping, you are there?” as if Chris is causing the smoke alarm to go off. She is on to him and his efforts to make her life miserable.
My house is 12 years old now. I would hope that there is a better system for smoke alarms and their imminent loss of battery power today.