I Wouldn’t Use the Words “Morning Glory” Just Yet

It’s happening. Sooner than I thought it would. Quicker than I expected. Believe it or not, I am becoming a morning person. This morning my alarm went off at 6:30 and I hopped out of bed so fast you’d have thought the sheets were on fire. I was dressed in less than a minute and would probably been ready to run in record time if it hadn’t been for two little stinkers who woke up early and needed their breakfast before I made my escape.

I thought I had a couple of years before my life necessitated such a drastic change. I thought I would be in my 30s at least. I thought it would take months, years even for my internal clock to shift away from the stay-up-late mentality I’ve been accustomed to for the past . . . forever. And yet here we are. I don’t even have to ask myself, “Do you want to have a good day today, or do you want to sleep 20 more minutes?” I just get up and go.

And at 10:30 at night, when I used to say, “The night is young,” I’m silently begging Micah to stop talking, or to brush his teeth already, or to just tuck me in and say goodnight. Stick a fork in me. I’m done.

Maybe it’ll only last until June when we run our marathon, or until Manchild’s little pre-school is finished in May, or until next week when I decide I could use the added strength from pushing the stroller up the hill. Or maybe it’s for real. Maye I’m a morning person.

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  1. ooh i love running while the sun isn’t quite up yet too. it’s my favorite. i can’t wait until it’s light at 6:30 so i can do it again. also i can’t wait until i get more than 4 hours of sleep before 6:30. (baby, are you reading this?) congratulations to you!


    lizzie Reply:

    It is really beautiful. And so nice when the weather is warmer to get out before the heat of the day. I’m a little surprised it isn’t light at 6:30 for you yet. I guess that is just when it is starting to lighten here right now.
    Sorry your baby is being uncooperative! That stinks. I hope he realizes the value of a good night’s sleep before too long.


  2. My experience is that it doesn’t really last. Comes and goes; and, honestly, I would consider myself a morning person. Just enjoy the energy in the AM while you have it. And if you find the secret to keeping it up, please do share.


    lizzie Reply:

    I will enjoy it while it lasts. I am really glad to know that I can do it, but I do prefer being able to stay up later since that it is really the time that Micah and I have to spend together. Let’s hope I can stick it out until June!


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