5.11.2009

Off Schedule

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It was always the worst morning job for any of my 6 brothers...to help wake sleeping Hayley.

I still hear about it. On my wedding day I think Easy heard more than one time something similar to, "Good luck with her in the mornings" or "Oh honey, just don't try to get her up before 9."

I assumed it would change with maturity. That somehow I would magically wake up at 6am with a huge grin on my face, bounce down the hall in a pink fluffy robe, and make my 12 kids a bounteous breakfast only fit for a king.

I was wrong. I'm still at my very worst before 8am. I am a grump. I can't even lift my eyelids. I drag myself to the bathroom, sleep through Mae's diaper change, and haphazardly pour cereal and milk.

I think around 9am I actually speak my first coherent word.

So, lately the girls' schedule has been totally off. They are staying up late (10:30pm) and waking up as usual...early (6:30am). It's killing me. I need my nights back to enjoy with E.

Mornings will always be mornings. I think I will despise them forever, but I NEED my nights.

10 comments:

Megan said...

I hear ya! I am no good before 9am either! My family makes fun of me! My poor little sweet usually wakes up around 6:30-7am. I am a crappy mother because I make her watch cartoons in my bed until I get my fat lazy butt up!

Glad to know that I am not the only one that can't wake up in the morning!

banananutmeg said...

I need my nights too. It is tough with the girls sharing a room that I can't put them to bed at different times. If one is tired they will fight sleep until the other is ready. If one is wide awake, I can't put her to bed early with the other. It's a challenge. No one is going to sleep before 9, I need my nights back too.

The Wifey said...

OOooooh I sooo hear you. I'm exactly the same way. Luckily Casey is (almost obnoxiously) a morning person. I get giddy at the thought of him being home in the morning so that I can SLEEP IN! But alas, he runs in the mornings that he has off. Sigh.

Cute pic by the way!

SBAM said...

How is it you're related to the most obnoxious morning person I know - Brodie? Seriously though, I sleep 'till 9 myself. Fortunately, my kids have adopted the same habit. What on earth will I do when B starts school and I have to drag myself AND her out of bed BEFORE 9? I'll worry about that when it comes...

smith scratch said...

We are all up by 6:40 here. I may as well have a newborn, cause I am lucky to get 5 hours of sleep. :]
I love the pic and I love imagining the lady in a pink robe making her "12 kids" breakfast, that's NUTTY!

Andelin said...

Pregnancy doesn't help either, I don't think. I think I double my sleep needs when I'm pregnant.

I feel for you. I'm not good at mornings and I'm even worse at regular bedtimes.

You're not alone on that one!

Kroegers Calling said...

My kids are up by 5:30am most mornings. They have not out grown it, but they have learned how to get their own cereal.

eric and monica said...

"i don't do mornings." Ha! I'm gonna get you one of those Garfield shirts that says that.

Sally said...

Awww...how cute you are! You are your morning grouchy face! PS Did you find your phone yet?

Ash said...

I loved reading this to find out that you are HUMAN! woohoo, there's hope for the rest of us. Its funny because I DO picture you bouncing down the hall in a pink robe at 6 AM making breakfast for a million kids. I especially enjoyed this blog because i have THE hardest time waking up in the morning for work, its sooo hard for me and i've been late everyday and i feel like there's something wrong with me. I'm so glad now i know if even YOU have a hard time waking up, its okay...its normal...

Love you!

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