Every homeschooling mom knows that summer is the time of adjustment. If you only do school during the traditional school year, you start to close things up and prepare to have a summer of fun. For us year rounders, we keep it moving, possibly at a slower pace, while gaining ideas for the year to come.
I woke up this morning determined to start my day off right. This is my constant mission, but I never seem to get to the point I am attempting to get to because some work assignment comes in that keeps me up late, or homework assignment drives me to want to drink. There is always something that pushes me to go to bed late and not get enough sleep to be motivated to wake up early.
Now to most of you early is 5 or 6am. To me, early is 7 or 8am. Yes, I know that is such a late start, but I’m not a good sleeper and I really am not an early riser. Today I woke up to the alarm promptly at 8am and shoved myself out of bed about ten minutes after I opened my eyes. These days I am so exhausted from my neighbor and his antics, working late and running around with the child I am finding that I am sleeping deeper even if it isn’t completely through the night.
So far, I spent my first hour showering, getting dressed and putting on my makeup, not bad for my first hour. By nine, I had my lemon water ready and was sitting on the bed with my laptop ready to go. Of course, as I suspected, I heard little footsteps creeping down the hallway. I guess because I was up and dressed, she immediately got washed up, dressed, put her bed away and was ready for her day. School started without a hitch and breakfast is now on the stove.
It’s 10:36am and I have my coffee in front of me, she is working on math and this post is almost done. I suspect the rest of the day will go pretty productively, since we both are mentally prepared for our day. I am still quite exhausted as my eyes weigh heavy, but I’m moving along.
The point of this post is to remind all of you mommas and dads, especially the single ones, our babies are depending on us to show them through our actions how to be healthy and productive. For all of the single parents out there, our babies are counting on us to be healthy. We cannot afford to be sick and any given moment of time. There is no back up to speak of, so we have to get our stuff together and start making things work efficiently so we can get the important sleep we deserve.
Get to bed at night parents at a decent hour. Develop a healthy night time routine. Your babies will appreciate it.
What is your night and morning routine? Does it help you or hurt you? Let’s trade ideas!