In a backwards sort of way I like it when Josh has to be up early, because it forces me to get up early too (once I’m up, I’m up – there is no snooze option for me). This morning we were up at 6am, but it felt like 5am because of Daylight Savings Time.
Also in a backwards way, I think springing forward with Daylight Savings Time is a good time to start getting up early, because the children don’t get the memo about the time change so they “sleep late” by an hour, maybe, if you’re lucky.
It is now 8am, the children are just starting to stir, and I have already made the bed, tidied up our room, made Josh’s coffee and got his lunch and the library books together for him to take back, unloaded the dishwasher, eaten my breakfast, had a long and productive quiet time, read a little, written a little, checked my bloglines, checked my email, and gotten my stuff together for some phone calls I need to make. It feels good to be productive.
The downside is that due to not being able to fall asleep for a long time last night, and then not sleeping well when I was sleeping, plus the getting up early, I am now viciously, painfully tired. Maybe by some miracle the kids will nap at the same time today and I can get a nap too!
Now THAT would be a good day!
*Updated to add* I don’t mean to make it sound like the kids are an afterthought to my day. When they are awake they ARE my day. This post was just talking about trying to carve out some time to do things I can’t do very effectively or efficiently or safely when they are awake.