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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Early Riser...NOOOOOOO!!!

If you've ever lived with me (and most of you have not), you know that I am not a morning person. Granted, when I was teaching, I would get up at 5 AM without even hitting the snooze, but that doesn't mean I was happy about it. Now that I have kids, I have realized that getting up at 5 AM is inhumane. It's just not something that I want to do again....ever. I know that I will need to go back to work at some point. I also know that at that point, I will need to get 2 kids ready for work and out the door...that will not be my strong suit...I can guarantee that! However, until that time, I was hoping for a respite.

I actually got it too. There was a long time that my kids would not stir before 7 AM. I even got them to 8:20 at one point...it was heavenly.

There has been a change.

Now that Matthew can crawl, he thinks it's appropriate for him to wake up at 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, etc. It's not. I can say that in all seriousness...it's not. It's not appropriate and not appreciated. I am trying with all my might to convince myself that this is just a phase...that he'll fall back into the 7:00 wake-up time soon enough, but it's not happening. Instead of throwing myself off a bridge (like I feel like doing as I blindly stumble into their room searching for one of the 5 binkies that he has thrown out of his crib and shoving it into his mouth), I continue to try to put him back to sleep. I am steadfast in this quest and will emerge victorious! See? I'm trying to talk myself into it again! Gotta love delusional behavior in new Moms!!!

6 comments:

Kelly said...

Keep working at it! Good luck!!

Danifred said...

I sooooooo feel your pain! Ugh!

Amanda said...

Jack seems to like the 5 o'clock hour too. Bad!!!

Jill said...

Ugh that's rough. And the babies share a room, right? I'm always afraid the early riser is going to wake her sister but I won't go in to get them up for the day until 6 am. She's got to entertain herself until then (and is typically happy doing that). I'm also not a morning person!

CaraBee said...

We went through a super early rising phase too. It sucked, big time. Now when she gets up before 7, I turn on the TV and doze while she watches Yo Gabba Gabba. I'm probably a terrible mother.

Amy said...

Yep, get used to it. He won't break that habit until he starts high school. There's so much for him to see and do; he doesn't want to miss a minute.