Wednesday, February 3, 2010

5:30 am in MY time

I went back to work full time in December. Prior to the one year mark, I woke up whenever Wyeth did. If Wyeth was up at 1 am, 3 am and 4 am, I was up. And if he slept until 6:30 am, I slept until 6:30 and got to work as soon as I could. (For the record, if he gets up at 3am, I still get up!)

But starting in December, I realized that I needed to be on a bit more of a schedule. I wake up at 5:30 and hit the shower. On some days, I only get 15 minutes before Wyeth is up and Seren follows at 6 am. On other days, like today, I got well over an hour. (They were TIRED!)

Getting a jumpstart on the day before the kids get up is very helpful to me. I get to shower. I make coffee. I make my lunch. I get the stuff ready for preschool. Today I even folded laundry AND read Newsweek! All before the wee ones wake. And when they do wake up, I get to cuddle them and feel refreshed- as opposed to half asleep.

I love it!

On a somewhat related note, in that it relates to 'me time', I spent about 30 minutes last night reading an old diary. Gosh, times were different back then. I love that I have journaled since I was 12 years old. My journals hold some amazing memories. They are records of what I did but also records of my thoughts, my worries, my joys. They are a treasure! My journaling has been scaled back significantly since children but it still happens. The good, the bad, the ugly- it is all in there. Maybe I'll have to get up at 5:00 to start journaling again.



1 comment:

Beth said...

On the rare, rare, did I mention RARE occasions that I have been able to get ready BY MYSELF in the mornings, it has been Heaven! I envy you that for sure. Most mornings, Seth wakes up at 5:00 or 5:30 a.m., and even if he sometimes goes back to sleep before I have to start getting ready at 6:00 a.m., then William is almost always awake. I can't wait to wake them up at the asscrack of dawn when they are teenagers. Payback is Hell!