Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Good Morning

I'm not a morning person. Period. Therefore, the task of being chipper for my non-morning-person 18 month old is quite an undertaking. Daily.

Our typical routine is that I roll out of bed when it becomes exceedingly apparent that Gray is 100% ready to be out of his crib (and don't think for a second that I don't give him plenty of time to change his mind on the idea). I throw on my robe and pick up Mr. Sunshine and we grunt at each other as we make our way through breakfast - lovingly, of course. By the end of a cup (or two) of coffee for me and a kitchen's worth of groceries for him, we are both ready to take on the day.

Recently, however, Gray has transitioned from 2 naps to one. (Follow me here.) What this means is that there's no longer a built-in down time at 10:00 for me to get ready for the day. So guess what? I, as a responsible adult and parent, SHOULD be getting up an hour before Gray to get ready. It's been about a month since Gray changed his naps, and I've only accomplished the extra-early-morning feat a few times. Today is one of those. So guess what? I'm thoroughly enjoying being dressed, fed, and sitting quietly for a few minutes. I won't even have to fake a chipper attitude when I pick Gray up out of his crib this morning.

The big question now is whether or not I can convince myself tomorrow morning that it's worth getting out of bed when it's still dark to have this peaceful waking-up time. I should have more faith in myself...


Susan said...

I remember well those days when getting up early was so important. Love the pics on your blog.