I hate mornings.

I really suck at this.

Sam wakes up at the asscrack of dawn and runs to look out the window. He chatters at the morning for a while and then flops back onto the bed (usually with a knee in my gut) to see if we are awake. Will usually gets up with him, and I smoosh my head into the pillow, hoping that this time I’ll be able to fall back to sleep. I rarely do, since Sam tends to start nursing a bit before dawn and keep it up till he wakes. It’s kind of hard to sleep through two or three hours of that, so by the time they get up my brain is usually on even if my body is not.

I’ve never been able to handle, well, anything before I have my coffee. It’s more a ritual than it is the caffeine (though that helps too). I can’t even shower first thing — it makes me itchy to just think about it. Once I get my coffee, I like to sit and drink it without interruptions. As you can imagine, this NEVER happens. I cannot remember the last time I drank a hot cup of coffee all the way to the bottom, but it’s a safe guess that I was not at home.

Will does not have time before he leaves for work to shower and dress, pack his lunch, make coffee, change Sam, and feed them both breakfast. He tries, bless him, but usually several of those tasks fall to me, inevitably just as I am about to have my first sip of coffee.

I know that a toddler is pretty much incompatible with my ideal morning scenario, but it’s been a year and a half since he was born and I still haven’t adjusted. I’m pretty sure that if I were going to, I would have by now.

So I therefore propose that we ban mornings and start the day at noon from now on. Who’s with me?

6 thoughts on “I hate mornings.

  1. Min

    October 9, 2007 at 9:11am

    Isn’t it funny how different people’s routines are? It makes me itchy to think about eating breakfast without taking a shower first, but my husband does it every time he has a day off.

  2. kara marie

    October 9, 2007 at 9:25am

    I’m totally with you.

    My morning routine does not even exist anymore, and I don’t even have a toddler to throw it off! I did however, have an alcoholic living with me, that kept me up most nights either with the worry about my house burning down, or with the periodic crashes and banging around that occured when he blacked out. Luckily, he moved out yesterday, so
    I’m hoping now that my roomate situation has improved that my sleeping will improve, and that i will be able to wake up earlier and not feeling like death, allowing time for more than a 45 second shower and a lot of cursing as I race for the door.

    Of course, that didn’t actually pan out this morning, but I think once I catch up on sleep that i will be able to shower AND eat before i leave for work, and maybe even pack a lunch. :]

  3. B

    October 9, 2007 at 12:15pm

    Here here!

    So how’s this for totally knowing where you are coming from…on a recent Saturday, we magically got a family nap where all of us slept for about an hour and a half after being up for 5 hours and looked at the clock. That post-nap clock said 1:00. I turned to the kid and told her “Sixteen months ago, your father and I would just be getting up.”

    I love the kid. But sometimes I just miss the sleep. And the ability to ease into my day.

  4. Amanda

    October 9, 2007 at 2:03pm

    Sometimes I am okay with being up at the ass-crack of dawn. Mostly when I’m camping. But somehow I got all the characteristics of an early riser without the ability to rise early. I like getting up early and I like getting stuff done in the morning, but I can’t get my butt out of bed willingly before 8:00 in the morning.

  5. Anne

    October 9, 2007 at 2:05pm

    Yes, yes, I vote yes!!! Noon it is :)

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