Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Rise and Shine

It's summertime and so that means bedtimes are a little later than they would be during the school year. That would normally not mean anything to my children who for some reason love to wake up before seven on their own everyday. Even if I put them to bed at midnight they would wake up at seven. (It's times like these when I wonder if they are really mine). Then the next day I'm stuck with tired cranky kids.

But during the summer, something happens about mid July every year, and once again it's happening. My kids are sleeping in later. And by later I don't mean until ten or anything like that. No my kids are getting up at the much more tolerable hour of 8 a.m. and sometimes even 8:15 a.m. That means that mom aka "Grumpy" in the morning, gets to get that extra bit of sleep that makes me a happier and more well rounded person. Okay, not really on the well rounded part but it does make me happier and less grumpy. And it does mean that occasionally I get to have my first cup of coffee with any interruptions. I figure I have about another five weeks left before I have to get them back on the school year schedule. But for right now, I'm going to let them sleep in as late as they will and enjoy another small joy of summertime.


Anonymous said...

My kids rise with the roosters too! People say that will change when they are older. I hope so!

You mentioned Josh Hamilton in my comments. When I read your comment, we had just finished watching a clip about him on Sports Center. I was explaining to my son how he had messed up his life by using drugs, but that he had changed his life around by following God's way.

My son was listening, but I think all he really wanted to do was watch the replay of the home run derby! :)

nicole said...

Why are our kids like this? And of course, they will be sullen teenagers who we can not even find under the covers and always late to school and we will look fondly on these days of early rising without complaint. I long for the day anyway!

Kellan said...

"Okay, not really on the well rounded part" - so funny! I like the later mornings too!

Have a good evening - Kellan

Heather said...

I certainly don't blame you. I wish I didn't have to get up to go to work-otherwise I'd stay in bed as long as the kids would let me!