Monday, January 5, 2009

back to reality

I have been off from work, homeschooling, and co-op since Dec. 18th (except I worked one night serving food.) We have been relaxing, visiting with friends and family, watching lots of movies and tv, and staying up late, then sleeping in. It was a nice break, and we had an extremely blessed Christmas, but today is back to reality.

I put the kids to bed last night and got Josh to fall asleep by 9:30pm (he went to bed by 8, so we still have to work on this.) Jason was asleep by 11:00pm (not so good.) I was in bed by 11:30 and asleep by 12:00. This has to be tweaked but is better than 1:00am or 2:00am.

Joshua and I got up by 8:00am (too late) but I stayed calm. I had his clothes ready last night and also his breakfast, so he quickly got dressed and ate. He went to school in clean clothes, and he even ate. I tried to brush his hair, but he had taken a bath last night and fell asleep with wet hair so it was messy. I did the best I could with it.
I did forget to brush his teeth, but we were on time.

Tomorrow I have to get up earlier, so he can have neater hair and brushed teeth. But I am proud for the most part. Mostly because I stayed calm (which made him calm as well.)

Jason is having a harder time. He got up at 9:00am, and just got out of the shower. He is getting dressed and still has to eat breakfast (so do I.)

Looks like he will being doing schoolwork all day (usually we do 9-1.)

I can't understand why it is so hard for me to go to sleep at night, and then wake up early in the am. My ideal is to go to bed at midnight and get up at 10am, everyday. I need lots of sleep. But I live in reality and have to be up between 6:30am-7:30am. If I get up at 6:30am, I could exercise, do my devotion, and get ready all before kids need to be up at 7:30am. When I get up at 7:30am I do none of those things.

I figure if I can get to sleep by 11:30pm, then up at 6:30am that is 7 hours sleep, and I am ok with that. But it is just so hard getting up. Yes, I am a baby. I know some of you may get up much earlier. It is just one of my struggles, and I thought I'd share.

I am off to go eat and get Jason started on school. -Becky


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i feel your pain! it has long been my dream to be able to wake up early (naturally, with the sun) and get things done before the day even really begins. but i can't fall asleep at night either so it's a moot point. oh well, work with your strengths instead of your weaknesses!

Anonymous said...

I get it. I really do. I am a night person and tend to be wide awake at night. Then I don't want to get out of bed in the morning.