Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Changes in time

This is what happens when I tell the kids to "go and play with your brother while I cook dinner". This poor, poor adorable boy.

I am trying to change our schedule, mostly on my end. But it leaves me exhausted at dinner time. Those senior citizen early bird specials are starting to look appealing.

By nature I'm a total night owl. I function the best mentally between the hours of 7pm - midnight (or later). But this leaves me waking up somewhere near 7:30-8am. It just doesn't work well with trying to run the house.

So I moved my wake up time to 5:30am-6am and its killing me. I love how much I am accomplishing each day, but I am pretty muddle headed all day and I hit a wall of fatigue at about dinner time. I made it stick for about two weeks, and now I can feel myself slowly slipping back into the later bedtime/wake up. Hopefully this isn't genetically hardwired, and it will just require some patience while I shift over. AND my son won't wind up clad in twirly skirts, cause this bleary eyed momma might not notice.

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52 comments:

jensays said...

I am a super morning person. I start work at 6am by choice and then end up in bed around 8pm even on weekends. I have no use for late nights

(what would jen do)

rm said...

You'd totaly notice the twirly skirt. The take a photo and blog about it :P

I am the same as you. My son is not.

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Cute picture! I have nephews with older sisters and they look like that alot. Thanks for following Between the Lines. I'm following you back!

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Thanks for the follow! I'm a morning person - but my boyfriend is a night person. Makes for an interesting relationship!

butterfly11780 said...

I am a morning and a night person. I am not a middle of the day person. I am good at the 15 minute power nap. This is when I use the tv as a babysitter and turn on Wubzy. This gives my youngest the Wubzy coma and I will sit her on my lap and doze for one episode. That little nap will help me salvage more energy for the rest of the day (may have to right a post about this lol). Oh and I bet if I had a boy my oldest would do the same thing lol.

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Angie said...

I hear ya. I do better between 5-9:30. Def not a morning person. Thanks for stopping by my blog: http://angiewith2.blogspot.com/
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H-Mama said...

this made me *giggle*. :)

Megan said...

Thanks for the follow! Following you back now. I am a total morning person who stays up too late - bad combination at times.

Haupi said...

Being the only boy with two sisters...pink bows in the hair at one time or another comes with the territory, smiles. But what cute kids, honestly.

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He loves every second of the attention! So cute...following you back.

Xenia said...

He looks like he had a great time... even though he probably wouldn't admit it! :)

Thanks for stopping by and good luck with finding the schedule that works right for you!

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~J said...

LMAO! I used to do this to my little bro ALL the time!!! Your son is a champ to put up with it, as was my brother.

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awww poor guy. looks like he's happy though. LOL

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Busy Mummy said...

I am a night owl too. Funny cos I get really tired around 3pm. Thanks for stopping by at my blog! Will follow you back.

Pam said...

I'm a total night owl. Following your back and looking forward to reading more of your blog.

Jodi said...

I'm not a morning person either, so I understand your struggle! I hope you can get your schedule straightened out soon :)

Thanks for the follow! I'm following you back now too.

Truthful Mommy said...

I am sure this is what would happen if i had a son. Thanks for following. I am following back! Happy Mothering!
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Jackie at 3littleones said...

aww - your poor son! that's how mine is some days too - he gets all dressed up in the girls princess stuff :(

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Hi coming back to follow you back from FMBT! Hope you had a great day ;)

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Debrah said...

I am a nightowl. No matter what I do, I just function better at night. If you ever figure out how to make yourself a morning person. I will love to know how :).

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Éimí said...

Following you back from FMBT...sorry I'm late...work interferes with my blogging, lol. Happy Wednesday!

josie said...

I'm glad I'm finished with that, now I can wake up anytime I liked, coz all the children are grown up.. LOL.. btw thanks for following, following you back..

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I am following you back and I love the picture of your kids. Have a great day.

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Together We Save said...

Love that picture!! Very funny!!

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Thanks for the follow, the picture is adorable!

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