Monday, May 10, 2010

Wake up time

Rosalie . . . dear, sweet, Rosalie. Wake up time is not 4:30 AM. One thing that I have learned since becoming a mother - it can always get worse. I've been waking up with Rosalie at 5:00-5:30 AM every single day since last September. That's right. Sleeping in would be getting to sleep until 6:00AM! So, I'll admit it. I am so tired of waking up at 5:30AM. I've complained and whined about it. The very things I spend many hours a day teaching my children not to do. After many mornings of feeling as though . . . I am just not going to make it through the day . . . it gets worse. So, now I am wishing for my 5:30 AM back. It's funny how something as dreaded 5:30 AM can become your wish. I keep telling myself that this is just a season . . . it too shall pass. But let's be real, folks. This momma could use a vacation.

Now, we can all agree that I am my worst enemy. Go to bed earlier - HELLO!!! What a great solution. I could go to bed at 8 PM, and my problems would be over. I'd get plenty of sleep that way. That time of night just happens to be the only time of day that I have to myself. I get on my computer, read, watch TV. . .and I do those things without interruption. I do those things without anyone asking me for anything. So, I really need that time to unwind and just enjoy the quiet. Quiet is one of my most favorite things these days. My days are full of noise. (lots of good noises, arguing noises, tattling noises, crazy noises, wrestling noises, swordfighting noises, happy noises, etc.)
The last time I blogged about Rosalie's not so fun wake up times, she slept late the next day. So . . . let's see what happens this time. :)
Oh . . . and Rich and I are working on some sort of solution for the waking - so I'll have to update you on that once we figure it out.


  1. Oh, my friend. I SO get it about the nighttime! Dan and I are having conversations about this very thing. If we would just go to bed early, then our little early bird wouldn't be so difficult to get up with. But, as I explained to him, those post-bedtime hours are the only time that someone doesn't require my full attention. So after prepping meals for the next day, cleaning the kitchen, getting laundry started (or folded or put away), I just want to be awake and by myself for a bit.
    PLEASE post when you have a plan about the waking up - I can't wait to hear!

  2. I'm sorry Larissa! Please let me know what plan you come up with - my boy is STILL getting up at 5:30 (for about 2 years now).

  3. I am the same way at night! There are times I tell myself to go to bed earlier, but I so enjoy the "quiet" time when I can be productive with my things:) Praying that she begins sleeping later for you!

  4. I totally agree with staying up a bit to have time for you! I am exhausted, but here I sit reading your blog. And enjoying it! We had a few months of 4:30 am wake-ups just about 6 months ago. Except it was my 3 year old. So not fun! I feel for you. Hang in there! It will get better. She just misses you :-) Hope this wake-up time is short-lived!