Friday, 11 April 2008

Blearily typing this...

When I get up in the morning (usually about 9am) my eyes are half shut, I grab my big fleece dressing gown and shuffle into my slippers to go to the kitchen to make myself some rooibos tea.

Usually the house is quiet. R has already gone to work. L has usually been up all night on his computer and gone to bed for the day. K and S often stay up late and don't get up until 10-ish.

Today I'm sitting here in the family room at 9.40am and all the kids are here, L's music is playing on his computer and the smalls are playing with the Lego.

What went wrong? I love the peace and quiet of the first hour of the day, drinking my first cup of tea, and I don't like doing anything for anyone else until I'm properly awake.

L hasn't been to bed yet - he's been up since just before dinner last night. The smalls weren't too late to bed last night, as R and I have decided that leaving them up to play just results in us being disturbed. So the lights were out in their rooms when I went to bed. This morning, I had just got up when S came in and proudly told me he'd been up since 5am. He does this every now and then. He was dressed and his teeth were brushed. K was up but in his pajamas.

So much for my peaceful start to the day!

4 comments:

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

"I love the peace and quiet of the first hour of the day, drinking my first cup of [coffee]" me too except my day starts at something like 6 or 6.30 (ive gotten too use to waking early with my toddler who is now the sleeper iner in our house)
we are usually starting school at 9am :)
Jen

Carol said...

Nicola, my heart went out to you when I read this! I get up very early in the a.m. and love that quiet wakeup time. As much as I love my husband, I do not want to see him before "I wake up". He likes to talk, I like to wake up!

Hope tomorrow brings that "quiet time" again.

Carol

Nicola said...

Hi Jen and Carol, Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

Amanda said...

It is my dream to have that hour in the morning. One day I think it will happen.