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Friday, March 25, 2011

Waking Up...

It's that time again...Five Minute Friday. A little late this week as I both forgot and spent must of the day on the couch sick. This weeks topic is Waking Up.

Ready? Here goes:

"Waking up is so hard to dooooo!" Okay, maybe that's not quite how the song goes but it sure sounds good to me. I know that I have never been much of a morning person. I remember in college thinking that it was ludicrous that they even had 8 o'clock classes. 'Who comes up with this?' I would wonder. Needless to say more days than not I was barely making it out of bed for lunch. What with all that late night studying and all (insert wink here).

And then I had kids. And life as I knew it changed in more ways than one. Waking up past 6:00 am was a thing of the past. I literally cannot remember the last time I truly slept in. Probably almost 5 years ago. But you know really isn't all that bad. Getting to wake up with the sun, sip my coffee while the birds chirp. And some mornings I just lie in bed listening to the chatter of my children. Nothing like a 4 year old's logic to give you a good giggle first thing in the morning!

I guess waking up isn't all that hard anymore. I do have 3 mostly chipper faces to greet me when I get up. And each day is truly a new adventure. I can't help but think of all the things I missed out on by wasting away my mornings back in the day. Then again, sleeping past sunrise sounds appealing every now and again!

DONE! You know what, this time 5 minutes actually felt long. I went into it remembering how short the time felt last time and expected to the timer to go off at any second. Actually, I had plenty of time to write this week.

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  1. Ahhh! I, as a teenager, cringe at the day I will have children and sleeping in will be a thing of the past. But I know on that day it will be a joy!
    Thanks for sharing your 5 minutes with me :)

  2. As the kids get older, you will get to sleep in again and it is bliss :) We've only gotten to that point in the past few years. It is nice to have that alone time in the mornings though. Too bad my kids get up earlier than I care to :)

    Please feel free to stop by: Trailing After God

  3. Visiting via 5 min Fridays. I have 3 boys, too. You made me laugh....oh yes...8am classes....I tried to avoid those like the plague!

  4. Abby - Sleep while you can!! Motherhood is wonderful but sleep becomes a distant memory!
    Mel - Looking forward to the years to come when I get to sleep in. Also trying to live in the moment and not long for the future too much, you know? Stopped by and loved your post:)
    The Farmer Files - Aren't boys fun? Glad to have traded in classrooms for kiddos!

  5. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Planning post! Would you mind sharing your cake recipe? I'd love to make him something healthier than just white flour cake....

  6. Christal - I will definitely share my recipe! The cookbook I am using is loaned out right now but as soon as I get it back I will pass that along:)


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