How does this work for you all? Are you up at the crack of dawn or do you like to sleep in longer? Here is the Good Question from the other night. Why are some of us early risers?
I can remember back in the day when I was home with the boys I’d have killed for more sleep. Until Toby started Kindergarten I was home with them and Paul had to get up for work during the week so I got up during the night when I had to. I would have loved to have slept in longer. Paul let me sleep in on Saturday mornings and I slept till 10 at least. I got up on Sunday mornings to take the kids to Sunday school and church.
If I slept until 10 now I don’t think I’d be able to move my body. Ideally I like to sleep till 8:30 or so but that hardly ever happens and most of the time I’m up and ready to get up at 7:30. If I wake up any earlier the day just gets too long for me and my body aches now from laying in bed. Once I wake up and know I won’t be able to go back to sleep, I jump right up. I can’t lay in bed and toss and turn.
It’s not so much I hate getting up in the morning. It’s more that I hate going to bed at night. I love the night. I used to sit up till 2 AM but of course I can’t do that anymore. I really think it’s because I can sleep in now that I can’t. Murphy’s law has reared his ugly head in this situation. I also find now as I age that sometimes the more sleep I get, the lazier I feel throughout the day.
They also say it’s really just in our genes. What about your genes? Were your parents early or late risers? What about you? Can you lay in bed once awake or do you get right up?