I’ve always thought of myself as a morning person. In my family, I was known as the one who would do more by 9 am than most people would do in an entire day! I’m one of those compulsive list-makers and always felt a major sense of accomplishment in crossing off that last to-do item and still have the entire day to enjoy. I never was one to sleep the day away, well, that was until I had children.
Now it takes all the energy in the world for me to drag myself out of bed at 6:30 am. Between getting the kidlets ready for school, commuting to the city, working full-time and coming home each night to a litany of chores – cooking dinner, doing the laundry, grocery shopping, paying the bills…you get the idea… I’m simply exhausted and just want to put my head down on the pillow and drift off to dream-land for a very LONG night of sleep.
Why though does the night seem to go by in the blink of a dark circle under-eye?! I could have sworn I just put my head down and the clock said 11:30 pm. How on earth can it already be time to get up and start another day?!
Luckily I have a very reliable and totally cute alarm clock, my daughter! Every morning without fail – whether it is a weekday or weekend, a school day or vacation day, she bursts into my bedroom just like the way the Kool-Aid man use to burst into every commercial back in the late 70s and early 80s.
I guess I’d be full of energy too if I were her. Most nights she goes to bed at 7:30 pm. After a solid 11 hours of sleep (could you even imagine!), I’d be full of vim, vigor and raring to start the day.
As much as I dislike getting up at that hour – or any hour at this point – seeing my little morning-glory and the huge grin she greets me with each day, makes it not seem so bad.
Now it’s your turn to sleep, I mean share — see, I’m so tired I don’t even know what I’m writing! What’s your favorite way to wake up in the morning?
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