As I lay in bed at 5:30 am, listening to my three year old breath and snores (she always managed to crawl in bed with us at 3 am), I realize that it is my favorite time of day. I set my alarm for 5:30am for my morning workout and to wake my seven year old up to get ready for school.
This year I realize that if I send the seven year old to bed by 8:30pm and wake her up at 5:30am, our morning routine will go much smoothly. She likes to take her time to get ready and giving her two whole hours to get ready in the morning makes it a pleasant morning. No more yelling at her to hurry up and get in the shower, get dress and clean her room. The two hours that she gets, gives her enough time to do all of that on her own terms.
After my workout and shower, I turn on the TV to VH1 or the Food Network while I get the three year old ready for daycare. By this time, my husband will just be getting home from the gym (he gets up at 4:30am to go to the gym). While we wait for him to get ready, the girls and I sit on the bed and talk about what we are going to do that day.
There is nothing better than morning like this….well, it would better if I don’t have to workout or go to work. A girl can only wish….