For most of my life, I’ve been a night owl. I’m just more productive at night. Anytime after 9pm, I am ready to go take over the world. Because of this fact, the whole 21st year of my life is something that exhausts me to think about now. I think I went out every weekend of that year…to more than one place. Ah, to be young again. Anyway, it’s because of this reason that I don’t mind staying up with the baby nowadays, and why most of my posts for this blog are typed up after the sun goes down.
With all that said, I’ve always noticed that although I’m productive at night, the world works around the sun. And, unfortunately for me, my family all seems to work around it too. Even the duchess is now showing that she would rather rise early with Dad and Big Bro, than sleep in with me. So, what to do? Well, thanks to my training in the military(waking up at 4:30am for 6 months and only getting a few hours of sleep the nights before), I can get up with the rest of the bunch. I CAN. But, I still don’t like to. What I’ve been doing lately is getting as much done at night for the following day, so when I’m stumbling in the morning, I have everything laid out, ready to go. For example, I’ve been placing Sonny’s cereal and milk in the fridge so it’s ready to go in the morning for him and I get an extra 15 minutes of sleep. I place the cereal in his bowl and his serving of milk in a travel coffee mug I got at the dollar store. When he gets up, he takes a spoon from the drawer, takes his bowl and cup out of the fridge, and chows down. I’ve actually been doing this since my first trimester because I needed sleep and nausea often kept me in the bathroom most mornings. I’m just saying…..
How about you all? Are you night owls or early birds? How about your family members? Does it effect the flow in your households?