Early to Bed, Early to Rise

>> Saturday, February 9, 2008

After a comment from one of the Lovely Children about Dad being grumpy when they keep him up past his bedtime, I decided they needed to keep the same hours and then see how they felt about being kept up late.  So we've all been getting up at 5:30a for a couple of weeks now and it has been great. It took about three days for us to be able to go to bed at an earlier time even though they were getting up earlier, but it seems like it has been a good transition for everyone. And nobody is complaining about Dad's hours any more, mostly because now they can complain about their own.  Also, I am putting my coffee maker to good use with the auto start function. It's amazing how enjoyable it is to get up when I know there is a cup of coffee waiting there for me.  

We are all delighted with how much more we are getting done during the day, and how little we seem to miss going to bed earlier.  I jest. Complaints run rampant in some sectors and the 14 year old still needs dynamite to get out of bed every morning. 
Still, it is what we do now and next thing you know, we'll actually be using our time wisely. I'll have to get back to you on that one. 

HoneyHusband's birthday is tomorrow and we are going to go to the beach. Happy Birthday, HH!