Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light?

I am NOT a morning person! The alarm goes off and I do not jump out of bed ready for what the day brings, instead I hit the snooze button a few times or wait to hear the kids screaming bloody murder. I then slide out of bed, groggily walk around opening the various doors that hold mass chaos back, allowing  it to escape into the kitchen where it screams for food. I don't think most peoples chaos can scream or eat but mine definitely does! (I am pretty sure that chaotic mess of dishes in the sink could scream and eat too, especially the plate growing hair) I loathe my morning "routine," I really do want a change!

And so I have tried to be a "morning person" like my friends, who brag of all they have accomplished before a child even wakes. I long for devotions on the back porch while watching the sunrise, kissing my husband good bye while coherent ( this happens now but I usually end up hitting him, thinking there's a bug on my face), and enjoying a nice hot shower with out 3 children trying to break down the door. Yes, these all sound like things I also want in my life, but I can't seem to make it happen! And that is how I discovered this secret...

I have come to believe that the key to this morning joy, is going to bed early, ha, early to bed...I have no idea what that phrase means! By the time I scrape dried food off the TV, wrangle the toys into one place, throw the poopy clothes in the wash, and do the dreaded dishes, there is no more early left in my night. Oh, and squeeze that quality time with my husband in to there!  I wonder how all these woman manage to get all their chores done if they don't stay up late and than I think to myself, " If you would have gotten up early this morning you wouldn't be up doing these chores now!" Oh, the vicious cycle! So I throw my hands up in the air, I decide that being a morning person can wait till another day, and stay up till 1 Am playing Angry Birds on my cell phone.

Maybe it's not my destiny to be a morning person, or watch the sunrise with a cup of coffee in hand. That's okay with me because I just saw that meteor shower right before I fell asleep!

Please excuse any grammatical mistakes, as I was writing this my adorable children were whispering  how much they loved me into my ear. Oh, wait that was my daydream...