Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Bushy-Tailed

Okay, what I want to know is this. How in the world can a little child wake up multiple times at night still get enough good sleep to be bright eyed and wide awake at 7 am?? That's one of the many amazing things about kids...and when their little eyes pop open in the morning, they are full of life and energy - ready to bounce out of bed and take on the day! Then there's me. I have gotten up multiple times during the night to give drinks, put kids back in bed (either because they fell out or tried to climb in bed with me), change leaky diapers, rub growing pained legs, and give comfort from the bad dreams. I wake up bleary-eyed at 7:30 am to the sounds of little voices who have already woken each other up and are busy playing with all the very noisy toys. One of them (namely Savannah) creeps into my room and tells me repeatedly and dramatically, "I'm hungry to death". Elijah comes in announcing, "I need a nighpah (diaper) nange (change)." While Seth adds his voice to the chorus by screeching from his crib. I stumble out of bed, slap my contacts in, and take a quick shower, hoping the hot water will wake me up. I emerge from the bedroom, bushy-tailed (not quite bright-eyed), in all my "mom" glory, ready to tackle the day...
P.S. I've never been a "morning" person, although having kids makes me be one. I've been attempting to get up earlier than they do so I can have personal quiet time and devotions before the day starts, but that depends on how many times I had to get up the night before (last night was 5 times - 3 for Seth, 2 for Eli).

5 comments:

Laura said...

Wow, I can SO relate! I was never a morning person either until the little ones came along:) Really I'm still not but when you have two little babies cooing and talking in their cribs at 6am you really have no choice:)

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Anonymous said...

John
Just like a guy (clearly NOT married). Offering answers when what women really want is for you to just listen to their feelings. Trust me I know. And in light of my comments, you should understand why I'm posting anonymously...

Courtney said...

Hey Girl! My eye is beginning to feel a lot better. Oh and yes, I totally had to laugh about this whole ordeal myself. I can't believe half the stuff that happens to me as a mommy. :) It's like I told Rodney.. I'll just add this one to the baby book and remember it as a funny memory. :)