With the new year upon us, I have been thinking a lot about transitions and New Year’s resolutions. I have some of the usual ones.
I want to be healthier this year. I want to be more organized.
But I do have one that is probably more unique to me as a mother.
I want to be a better morning person.
Why you ask? Because probably the greatest transition and irritation I have experienced as a Mother has revolved around me not getting to wake myself up in the morning. The top two reasons are as follows:
a) Not being able to just wake up and be alone. I don’t want to be touched.
I just want coffee… Alone. In silence. I guess with my first I could do that, but with two now that has gone out the window. I often try to sit down with my coffee, but then something happens, like Holden sitting on top of his brother with a blanket or Hudson eating out of the trash can, and by the time I get to my hot beverage… it’s cold.
Coffee getting cold should be a mortal sin.
And B) I hate that children get to eat first.
I know that makes me sound like a terrible person, but it is so difficult when you are starving and are about to demolish a huge plate of food… and then your baby cries.
Now instead of filling your empty tummy, you are desperately figuring out how to regain precious silence this early in the morning. So you nurse him or spoon him food or wait on him like the Queen of Sheba. Do you want Fruit Loops or oatmeal Lord Master Baby? Don’t mind me, I don’t like food anyways.
Ok, I promise I don’t always feel this way, just when I am hangry (when you are so hungry you get angry easily) I get a bit bitter that I have to play waitress before I eat. I know what everyone is thinking, “Why don’t you wake up earlier?” Well to answer your question, read back up to not being a morning person. I already get up to feed a baby at night, and I am up with them both at 6 am, so lessening my sleep by waking up early seems counterintuitive.
So this new year, on mornings I am not feeling it, I am going to take a deep breath, and say some thanks before I go get the kid yelling for me to release him from his cage. I will also just burn my taste buds off so that I won’t even notice what temperature my coffee is…
Or maybe I’ll just invest in a cup that keeps my coffee hot.
P.S. I have figured out a solution that allows me to be alone with my coffee… it works pretty well.
Happy New Year friends!