The strangest thing happened this week. I've been waking up before 7:00. Now, for most people that doesn't sound like a big deal. But, for me it's monumental. Because I'm a night owl, I'd much rather stay up until 1 or 2 a.m. folding laundry, cleaning and catching up on t.v. shows that I've missed. However, that makes for a very difficult morning when you have to feed and dress 2 small children by 8 a.m.
Waking up earlier really does help the morning go by smoothly. It's especially nice to be able to get up in a pleasant mood! This morning for example, I was able to get the boys dressed, cook breakfast (2 different ones because, of course, they didn't want the same thing), drop my kindergartener off at school, have the car serviced, cook lunch and return to school to have lunch with my boys...all by 11:00!