I am not a morning person. Perhaps in my past I was but now I need time and coffee. This is hard when you oversleep and tumble out of bed only to hear your son yelling from his room: “Wake me up!” and your daughter is chanting “Mommy! Daddy! Bubba!”
The sleep is definitely still in my eyes and I’m being greeted with demands such as:
Dom: “Can I wear batman today?”
Mommy: “Let’s go sit on the potty first.”
Charlee: “Nana!!! (banana)”
Mommy: “Hold on baby girl. Let’s get dressed first.”
Dominic: “What are we going to do today, Mommy?”
Mommy: “Well today is a school day. We’ll go to school,but first let’s go sit on the potty.”
Charlee: “Wa-wa! (water, milk waffle, you name it)
Mommy: “Let’s get your shoes on little lady, then we’ll get some water.”
Some days it feels like 20 questions but I have no time to answer one question before another is being fired away.
But one thing.
One thing I have noticed is that when I hear the alarm go off at 6 and I actually get up. Still stumbling everywhere, eyes still filled with sleep and mind quite disoriented from the dreams I was rudely awakened. When I get up and take my place on the couch beside the dim light of our living room lamp and I take time for me. Whether it’s my Bible study or a blog post like this (which is definitely taking more than five minutes because my hands haven’t woken up), I find I am a less of a bear first thing. I find that the questions my children fire at me are not as draining. I view the smile on my always cheerful husband in an almost amiable light. I feel more in control of what is to come.
All because of one word: Go.
Resist the urge to stay up late just for a few more minutes of me time. “Go to bed!”
Refuse to hit snooze when the alarm goes off in the middle of my glorious sleep. “Get up and get going!”
My husband will thank me for my much improved attitude. My children will benefit from the boost in morale I feel in having taken a shower (in peace!) before their rising.
And then, on those mornings when life does not go as planned and I’m stumbling around trying so hard to wake up with the constant firing of questions from my little ones, may I be determined to find a way to embrace this time as well. “Go love your little ones!”
This post is part of a 31 day movement. You can learn more about it here but the gist of it is that I take 5 minutes to write on a one word prompt that is provided following a theme that I have chosen. My theme is The Mom Life. So every post will center around my life and experiences as a mom and what comes to mind when I think about the prompt given. Hope you enjoy following my writing journey as much as I will love crafting the words.