I have always been and night owl and a late riser, my entire life! I like to lay in my bed after I am awake and drift in out until I feel like getting up! Luckily for me, my children were just like me. Another reason I knew a 7:30 am school morning would probably not be idea for them. Even when I went to college I planned all my classes after 9 am. I believe I had one 8 am class my entire time in college. I knew any career I choose would have to be a 9 to 5 or preferably a 10 to 6, although I did substitute teach for 3 years, hmm. Thank Goodness I was blessed to be able to stay home and pursue my passion. Needless to say, my husband and my dear son are Early risers! So my son would wake everyone up in the house. I couldn’t understand for the life of me why I wasn’t pleasant in the mornings when I was abruptly woken out my sleep. I mean my days would just drag by, and I would be so irritated. Well, my husband asked me if I would start waking up with him in the mornings so that we could spend some time together before he left for work. He recently changed his work schedule and we don’t see each other as much as we use too. So I figured okay, I will be a “good” wife and wake up at 6 on some days and 7 on the others! What I have found is that my mornings and day’s are so much better. I am actually up long before my children including my son! I am able to make a cup of coffee, take care of some business, have an uninterrupted adult conversation, and few moments of silence! By the time my kids role out of bed, I am showered and full of energy ready to take them on full speed of head. And although it’s hard for me to go to bed before midnight, I am doing better. I no longer watch t.v in our bedroom, I do however play my nintendo D.S (that’s my therapy), and I have learned to turn out the lights at just go to bed! This early rising is turning out not to be a curse, but a blessing. I must thank my husband for this wonderful idea!
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My name is Tanyell! I am a Masters Level Marriage and Family Therapist and Life Coach, however I am a writer and photographer at heart! My mission is to help people move beyond the walls in their life, start living outside of the box, and live a nontraditional life in order to reach their full potential and desires! Society has a way of wanting to put us all in these package little boxes and say that this is the only way to achieve happiness and success. We then find ourselves trapped in these boxes with the walls collapsing in on us, I am here to help you break free and get back to your happy!! I am a married to the love of my life, Lani, and together we have 6 awesome, unique, and nontraditional children along with one baby angel! I am an advocate for homeschooling, homebirths, natural births, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, attachment relationships, attachment parenting, nontraditional living, and keeping your marriage spicy while maintaining your identity as a woman! View all posts by Tanyell