I am not typically a morning person. I feel like I need to rewrite that statement. I don't choose to rise early in the morning if there is no pressing need. Typically I like to wake up around 9-10am, do my thing, around 11pm get wired by some mysterious energy force, and then run around until 1 or 2 in the morning before I slowly crash and fade away to dreamland.
This lifestyle has hampered my ability to get anything done. If I wake up around 9am and my kids wake up around 9am... and they go to bed at 11pm and I go to bed at 1am, that doesn't give me a lot of time to myself (not to mention any alone time with the hubby).
Also, late night time to myself has ended up with me zoning out into internet land and facebook, versus doing something productive.
Two mornings ago I needed to complete a project. I was working on it diligently, Aaron woke up and I wrapped him encouraging him to sleep while I finished working. Then Sadie woke up. God had raised the ante. I knew it was time to pull out the big guns in order to have the thirty minutes I needed to finish my work. I turned on the tv, gave the kids food and worked. This was the first time I ever intentionally allowed Aaron to watch tv. He was hooked. Look at the concentration on his face. It's amazing.
This morning I rolled out of bed at 6:30am, gave Logan a hug as he prepared to go to work and I sat down at my computer. My book of prayers looked at me demanding attention. "Give me a few minutes," I whispered to the book. I turned on my monitor, checked my email, checked my facebook, felt guilty and started my morning prayers. BAM Aaron woke up. Ooookay.
I got up, took my book with me, hugged a smiling Aaron, changed his diapers, finished my prayers, wrapped Aaron and sat down at my desk. I started writing and then Sadie woke up.
My new life plan of waking up early and seizing the day has been dragged outside, tied to four horses, split apart and made into ashes flying in the wind.
On the upside, my kids are going to bed earlier, which has been a blessing.
On the downside, I pass out by 11pm now.
Tomorrow, a new day.
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