Jargon: "Hitting the snooze button"

When Piper’s slowly ascending from the depths of sleep (and given the horrors inherent in getting the bends, a slow ascent is advisable) she’ll sometimes squawk a few times. Kate or I will wait a minute, and then go into the bedroom. If her eyes are open wide, she’s up. If they aren’t open, or if they’re at half-mast, we’ll avoid looking directly at her (so as to avoid social engagement, which wakes her up right quick) and gently tuck her pacifier back into her mouth. This usually wins her another 10 minutes of dozing, and us another 10 minutes to finish whatever ill-advised time wasting we’re doing instead of sleeping.

We refer to this process as “hitting the snooze button.”