Well, today the opposite is happening somewhat!
It isn't even 8:00 am yet, and I am awake and feeling awesome. So, Daniel for over week now has only been waking up once or twice and then waking up for good in between 7:00 and 8:00. Compare that to the last six months of my life, where he woke up on average four times a night (oh, the unspeakable horror of being woken up eight times in one night!), and then sometimes was up for good around 5:00 in the morning. It has been a very sleep deprived fall and winter. So, now that I have had over a week of almost non-interrupted sleep, I feel so good!
It is amazing—nap time comes around, and out of habit I think I should take a nap to battle my exhaustion. But then I realize that I am not actually too tired. So then I do other things! I have time to myself! I might scrapbook again. I might sew. I finally got to read a book! It's fantastic.
But this not-being-exhausted-throughout-the-whole-day state of being got me to thinking.
And the thinking culminated last night when I decided that perhaps I could try waking up before my kids instead of being woken up by them, and maybe I could wake up early and do things before they wake up. I used to wake up early for seminary, so why not now?
So, I set my alarm clock at 5:30. And I got up! Danny woke up (for the first time that night!!) at 5:45 am. I nursed him, and he went back to sleep. I left for the YMCA at 6:00. I ran a mile (while listening to a General Conference talk!), and then came back home. I took a shower, actually did my hair, wrote in my journal, and read my scriptures. I put a few things away, and now I'm blogging.
One of the other best parts about this day is that I looked at my calendar and the day is completely empty! No pressures or deadlines. No rushing Jill to get her shoes on and no manipulating Danny's nap schedule so I can be somewhere. Fabulous. Just fun with my kids as a well rested mommy.
So, it isn't even 8:00 am, and it already feels like a full day, because I have been able to pack so much awesome into it already.
What a great Monday.
I hope you are having a great Monday, too!