Thursday, October 23, 2008

Early Mornings

Mornings have always been a tough area for me to tackle. I absolutely DREAD getting up in the morning. I have vivid memories of my mother coming in to wake me up for preschool and my mind started to grumble. I'd lay there and say the Pledge of Allegiance in my head, sing a song, say the date (All of the things we would do at preschool), in hopes that I had procrastinated getting out of bed long enough that my mom would say, "You know what? Preschool is actually almost over, you may as well go right back to sleep." It never did pan out the way I hoped it would.

My older sister Amanda never struggled to get up quite like I did as a child though. We shared a bedroom, and on Saturday mornings she was right there to wake me up for Saturday Morning Cartoons, just so I didn't miss anything...or so that she wasn't alone..either one works.

All through junior high and high school I would sleep until the absolute LAST minute possible. High school started at 7:30 a.m. and there was NO WAY I was getting up earlier than 7:00.

Nothing changed during college, and even now that I am back in high school. I loathe getting up in the morning. Some mornings I'll have had ample sleep time, but just can't will myself to plant my toes on that carpet. Sometimes I think it is a mental thing, because in the morning, everything is black. All that I have to do during the day is starring me in the face and the thought of making it a reality is just so.. ugly.

This morning was no different. Being to my place of "business" by 7:15 A.M. is PURE TORTURE. Even as I write this and look at the time (7:47) I am stunned I am here. So tell me, what were you doing at 7:15 this morning?

9 comments:

Andrea said...

I was up! So when you are awake that early just know that I'm up too all the way on the other side of the valley. I feel your pain.

Ali Flegal said...

I was sleeping at 7:15 am. I echo your sentiment entirely. But after two kids, I'm just thrilled to death if I slept without a nightly interruption. Great post!

Anne, Ryan and Emily said...

I was trying to sleep through my husband getting ready for the day. But, don't worry, I had to wake up 15 minutes later so I could at least get a shower in before Emily woke up. I feel your pain.

Ang said...

I am usually at work by 7:00 and so it is an absolute miracle if my hair is not in a wet bun. I dread getting up!

Tyler and Megan Scott said...

Depends on the time zone. Your 7:15 I was sleeping. My 7:15 getting ready for work and dragging Tyler out of bed.

Spence & Rach said...

By 7:15 every morning I am making pancakes or cinnamon toast for 3 beautiful babes. Spence goes to work between 5 and 6 am. He considers it a gift to sleep until 6. That's crazy! But it's life. Kids get up early, typically. I guess I might too (on purpose) if I knew I was getting a nap in 3 hours and all I had to do was play and eat and read! But each day is exciting somehow!

Melanie said...

I had already been up for an hour and a half with Grace. It could be worse! I have the same struggles with early mornings. But when you're a mom you NEVER get to sleep in....oh how I miss those days.

Shawna Wilson said...

Believe it or not - I was working! I have a part time job from home answering calls about a learning program...blah blah blah. I work from 5-11. Can you believe that FIVE FREAKING AM to ELEVEN AM! Am I insane? I guess...but I'll do whatever it takes to be at home with my little chica.

Amanda the Couch said...

booo on early mornings!

when do i get to see you again?