It’s 8:23 in the morning and I’ve already hit the snooze button about 13 times. I’ve been trying since 6:30am to get up and out of bed, but my kids are still sleeping – so therefore I am too. However, I want to be more like you. I think it’s so amazing all you can get done when you leap out of bed at 5am before your littles even think about stirring. If I got up at 5am, I have a feeling my kids would wake up at 5:15am. There would go all my plans for quiet time, a morning caffeine wake-up drink, a workout and if I’m lucky, a shower. It’s almost like my alarm can be heard down the hall and in their rooms – so I hesitate before setting it each night.
I do try to be more like you. I have high hopes each night after I put the kids to bed that I will go to sleep at a respectable hour, set my alarm for bright and early so I can see what all this “morning quiet time” is like. Well, my chipper friend, my body just doesn’t seem to work like that. The kids are finally in bed asleep and before I know it, midnight is staring back at me in the blink of an eye. I’m
cursed blessed to be a night owl. Waking up when I don’t have a set schedule (and let’s be honest, even when I do) just doesn’t work for me. My body struggles to get out of bed and clear the fog of the morning. It’s a major accomplishment to get anywhere even remotely before 9:30am with the kids’ clothes on, teeth brushed and all the potty breaks in between – oh and add myself getting ready too.
I honestly would love to get up and see what all I could accomplish for the day. I might be that much more organized and less rushing out the door at any given point. I have the urge to want to slow down, spend more quiet time mentally preparing for the day…but is it that I just lack the motivation?
Morning Mama, what is your motivation? Are you naturally awake at ungodly times of day? Do you have stealth moves in your home so that your children don’t wake? I complain to myself and my friends that there just isn’t enough time in my day. There could be more time in my day, but I haven’t figured out the trigger to help me get out of sleep mode (and please don’t suggest moving my alarm across the room…because it’s that much closer to my children’s room.)
Since I do see all your inspiring posts on Instagram (at a much later hour) and hear discussions about how your day starts off that much more sane, I’m willing to give it a shot. Maybe my world needs to be flipped upside down and re-started so I can get on a better track of being the mom I want to be, to have the time I crave.
Maybe just not at 5am. Will 7:15 be early enough? *Groan.*
The Night Owl Mama