Friday, April 1, 2011


I did it. Four days in a row of getting up at 6:30. And I ended up loving it! But I reeeeeeally want to take a nap right now. Both girls are asleep and the house feels mostly in order. I won't do it, though! First, because I'm blogging. Second, because I'm waiting for something from UPS. (The second seat to my new stroller! Woohoo!)

The key to success for me is to get in the shower IMMEDIATELY after the alarm goes off. Don't try to eat breakfast, throw in a load of laundry, or have a quiet time before the shower, Char. I guess it's like my cup of coffee. The whole world looks better after I've showered.

This whole experiment was easier than I thought it would be. It payed off just like I thought it would, but it didn't exceed my expectations. I did get a little cranky with the fam last night, and I think it was because I was tired. It might take a few more days, or weeks, of the routine for my body to adjust.

I think it might really help our family's Saturday dilema. Lots of Saturdays I end up feeling a little sad because the day is no different for me than any other day. The girls schedule is the same, and the house still gets dirty, and I still have to feed everyone. Sometimes Ry and I can get a little irritated with each other because I want to go DO something, and he wants to enjoy being home since he worked all week. I think it will really help me if I get up at 6:30 Monday through Friday. I can "sleep in" on Saturday and it will make the day feel a lot different.

All in all, glad I did it. Will I keep doing it? Yes. Will I keep reporting my daily wakenings to you all? No. Accountability is over, sweetheart. If I snooze, I snooze. You'll never know about it...


  1. I love your attitude about your new accomplishment Char! Yesterday, instead of going and laying down after my husband left for work, when I was so tired, I brushed my teeth. That is my cup of coffee!! If I just get those teeth brushed, Im awake and good for the day. I ate breakfast, threw a load of laundry in and made it to a morning class at the gym, finally! I hope I can keep it up, I applaud you for doing it with 2 children, I hope I am still "not going to lay down" after I have kids!!!

  2. Uh, yeah. You're not going to find me posting my wake times any time soon. I try to get up at six (and wake the girls at 7 so we can start school at 8 -- the day goes better that way) but sometimes I wonder if I would be the mom dropping my daughter off while wearing a bathrobe if I actually "took" her to school. You do the best you can. :)
    Good for you keeping it up all week!

  3. Oh, we'll know. :) I am seriously proud of you. Since taking care of the house and the girls (and Ryan) ((and Saint)) is your job, it's good you are treating it that way. You are right about Saturday. It will earn a whole new level of appreciation from you.