A Cowboy's Life: Becoming A Morning Person

Becoming A Morning Person

7:55:00 AM

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I don't really consider myself a morning person. I'm more of an I need to sleep until 10 am and take my time getting up and around kind of person. But let's be honest - I have at least another 10 years until this will ever happen again. Toddlers and sleeping late just DO NOT go together.

Thankfully I don't have one of those kids that are all bright eyed at 5 in the morning! My little guy will sleep until 7:30-8 each morning and then just wants to lie around for about 30 minutes before he is ready to get moving. And although I would prefer to take the mornings easy, I have a thing called a job and it requires me to get there before 10.

But since the time I have become a mom, I truly appreciate that hour of "me time" when I get ready in the morning. My guys are still asleep and it's if I have the house all to myself. Of course I hate when my alarm goes off, but it's nice to know that during the week I have time to get ready without stepping over construction trucks, answering questions, fetching snacks, etc. For that short amount of time I can actually hear myself think! It's truly amazing - you should try it sometime.

I have learned to LOVE the mornings. But there is just one problem. When my son decides to wake early and sit at my feet while I curl my hair all while talking non-stop. Yes it's sweet and loving that he wants to be near me - but man is he messing up my entire morning routine! It makes me a crazy person.

Sure I should love this time and appreciate that he wants to talk to me knowing one day he won't want to do that. But I don't! Mama needs her time and if it means turning into a morning person, then so be it. Please tell me I'm not the only one that feels this way?

How do you squeeze in me time as a mother?
 
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5 comments

  1. I drive about 45 minutes to work and back every day. That is my ME time and I love it! Sometimes I listen to the radio, sometimes I just think about things! Its a great break before my 2 jobs... the 'real' job and then the mommy/wife job!! Me time is super important for moms!

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  2. What a sweet boy! I'll tell ya - I'm not a morning person AT ALL so I know I'm going to have a rude awakening when kids come along lol!

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  3. Stopped by from the Creative Kids link up. I am not a morning person, but my kids are older so we take our time rising and shining. I also homeschool for that reason! However my "me time" is after the kids go to bed - I plug in headphones, read a good book, and take about 30 minutes before joining the hubby.

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  4. My me time is usually after my son goes to bed. I do take some me time at the morning too but for prayer and Bible reading, so it's more of God time than me time :) I think the important thing is to take the time when it comes, and to remember that children grow up fast. He won't be walking after you for a long. In no time he'll be a moody tween (like mine) and won't be able to decide if he even wants to be that close to you. I'm really afraid of the teen years already...

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  5. I'm so much more productive when I get up early and once I am up, it's no problem at all, but the willpower I need to get out of bed instead of turning around and going back to sleep is insane...

    Thanks for linking up with our Parenting Pin It Party x

    Thanks for linking up with our Parenting Pin It Party x

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