So... what time do you get up in the morning? And how does it work for you?
Thursday, February 12, 2009
What time do you get up?
Particularly if you're a stay-at-home mom, what time do you get up in the morning? Normally I get up at 7 and shower and get dressed, while Bruce and the kids are having breakfast. Then I come downstairs and have my breakfast and coffee, and start the morning chores. I find though, that by the time I get my chores done it's 10:30-11:00 some mornings. By the time everything is done, it's too close to lunch time to really go anywhere. Also, I don't like to talk to people until I've had my morning coffee. And I have very, VERY chatty children. So, needless to say, I'm cranky in the mornings while my kids are asking me 5 million questions (each of which begins with MOM...) while I'm trying to get my coffee into me. So I was thinking... what if I got up before everyone else... say, at 6. I could have my breakfast and coffee in peace, then I could go up and grab my shower when everyone comes down for breakfast. Then I'd probably have my morning chores done by 9, which would leave us much more play time in the mornings (we might even get out more!). I think I would be much less cranky in the mornings if I took a little time for myself before having to meet everyone else's needs. Even if it means sacrificing an hour of sleep.