When I do manage to haul myself out of bed in the morning, I love seeing what the morning sky is like. It was beautiful out the front this morning. Around the back over the vineyard it was grey and a low mist hung about. The vines look messy and wild at the moment as they are waiting patiently to be pruned.
I am a night owl, although I am trying to change this. I struggle most mornings to get up. I have never been a morning person. Like alot of households we have toddlers who like to wander into our room during the night. One of whom also wakes up each morning, bright as a button at 5am!
When Mr H was on holiday a couple of weeks ago he did the kindy run. On one occasion, one of the teachers said..............."Good morning Tom! So nice to see you here EARLY". Mr H relayed the conversation to me. And yes I can take a hint.
So I have been trying very hard to get to bed earlier. I have now set myself a bed time. And on rising in the morning I set about getting ready.........straight away.
If tend to phaff about. Slow if you will. I was a working mum for the first eight years of Bell's life so I know how difficult it is to get out the door with little ones.
I like to sit and have my breakfast at a leisurely pace. This however does not bode well, in getting Tom to Kindy by 8.30am.
So as week two closes on my new morning regime. We are getting to kindy most mornings by 8.30am. We used to get there between 9 - 9.30am. This way he gets to settle in with everyone else. And I can get started on my day a little earlier than usual.
So this is what I am working on:
In bed by 10pm.
Out of bed along with everyone else - around 6.30am. (Work in Progress)
Make breakfast for the boys (Bell is thankfully very self sufficient in the mornings).
I make lunches
Dress the boys
Put a load of washing on and stack the dishwasher
I tend to sit down with my tea in the morning and check my emails etc. I'm trying to not do this until later on in the morning. (Work in Progress).
If I crank up the pace instead of "swanning" about we can get out of the door in good time. Bell gets the bus at the end of the road which is great.
So what works for you in the mornings? Do you set alot of things up the night before?
Are you of the "swanning about" persuasion?