Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mourning the Morning

I wish with all my heart that I could be a morning person. In an ideal world I would wake up at 5am and perform the following routine:
-Work out while listening to the news of the day
-Take a long shower
-Enjoy a quiet breakfast of tea and toast, perhaps outdoors, and definitely with my children and husband
-Style my hair and apply my make up completely
-Complete a few household chores or a freelance project
-Leave the house promptly by 8am.

Instead, I am a sad night owl. People like me are all good intentions and snooze buttons. I usually am working and cleaning up late into the night, which leaves me the following morning:
-Wake up at 7:20
-Shower in 5 minutes
-Run around the house assembling an outfit
-If I've prepared the night before, blend up a breakfast smoothie and throw coffee in a travel thermos
-Leap out the door with wet hair, launching children and bags into the car, pulling out of the driveway by 8:20

I wish I could take a class in how to reorganize my sleep patterns so I can be a productive person before my children wake up. I hate taking time in the evenings away from my kids.