Saturday, November 21, 2009

To sleep or not to sleep?

That is the question I ask myself every morning when The Colonel gets up for work. See, I like to have a little time to myself before Major wakes up, but that means I need to be up by 6:30am at the latest. And even then, that's sometimes too late to get up.

BUT, that means I have to get my booty out of bed that early. I always wake up when The Colonel gets up -- what I mean is, I open my eyes for a brief moment and glance at the clock. Then I lay there and think about getting up.

But my bed is so warm, and my puppy is usually snuggled next to me, and it's so COLD in the house.

But, if I don't get up, then the boy will wake up, and I will be forced to try to get ready while he turns my closet upside down...he pulls dirty clothes out of the hamper on to the floor, all of the Colonel's belts come off the rack, my makeup brushes are yanked out of the drawer...all while I'm trying to wash my face, brush my teeth and attempt to look presentable.

It's not that I'm still tired when the alarm goes off in the morning (well, sometimes I am), it's just that it's so cozy in bed and I'm not always ready to start the day. Of course, if I don't start the day on my terms, then my super busy toddler will start the day for me.

What a dilemma!


Holly said...

Geez....I wish I had that dilemma! I get up everyday at 5 & I can still barely make it to work on time. :) I'd stay in bed if I were you. With a cup of coffee of course.

Agnes said...

Totally understand. Especially now with the climbing out of the crib issue. And I expect it will only get worse when baby boy comes along...

I do always feel better though when I've made myself presentable and gotten ready before my boy wakes up!

Jody said...

Oh, I hear you! I remember sleeping in before we had kids. How delicious was that? Now I force myself out of bed early so I can get time alone!

Tanya said...

I always vote for sleep! And never for a 6:30 am alarm! :)

Elyce said...

That is so funny. I would never in a million years get up before one of my kids woke me up. Except now I have to set my alarm to wake Lily up for school, because neither she nor I would wake up without it. And do I set it even 5 minutes earlier than I need to be up to wake her up? Heck no!