I have two early birds. And by early birds, I mean early.
Lil has always been an early riser. As a babe she would always wake for the day at around 5am (even after multiple wakings during the night). Even now she likes to wake up in the 5s. I can count on one hand how many times she's slept past 7am. I can count on one finger how many times she's slept past 7.15am. In almost six years.
Goosey was slightly later. She likes to wake about 6-6.30am. Not late, but much better than 5.30am. There's something about starting your day at a time that has a 5 in it that is just crap.
Darbs seems to be following in his biggest sister's footsteps. The past three mornings he's woken up at around 4.30am. Yes, that's right folks. 4.30am.
I know I'm not alone. I know there are lots of parents dragging their fuzzy heads and their bleary eyes out of bed to squawking kids when it's still dark. Fixing cups of tea and bowls of weet-bix on autopilot.
This makes me feel better. I have to admit to gritting my teeth and biting my tongue when I come across that parent who tells me they have to drag their kid of bed at 8am every morning. I just don't want to hear it, OK?
It's not too bad over here, having to be out the door just after seven on a weekday morning means that at 5am the day doesn't stretch out too far in front of us. Getting moving early has it advantages then.
Still I'm looking forward to the day when I can have a little more time in the morning. Sure, my body clock will be completely stuffed up and I'll still wake at 5am, but at least I can roll over and read a book.
Do you have early risers? How do you cope with it?