Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dancing Queens

2 years ago, getting up at 7:00 am with Sariah was a piece of cake. I'd bounce out of bed most days, we'd fix breakfast, and get on with our morning.

Not so much anymore. It's difficult for me to wake up and be productive in the morning. In fact, Jared gets Sariah her breakfast and turns on PBS so I can sleep until 7:30 or so. Even then, it's still very difficult for me to open my eyes, go get James, and be alert for family prayer and scriptures.

It's been so hard that it actually has Jared a little concerned. Then it started to concern me somewhat because I was thinking back to the days when I could get up easily. It actually worried me so much that I went and had my thyroid levels checked just to be sure that it wasn't that! Having only half of a thyroid hasn't caught up with me yet, but you never know when it will. My levels were perfectly normal, even with half a thyroid!

But then the thought hit me - 4 days out of the week, I have 3 kids under the age of 3. They're on opposite nap schedules, so someone is always awake. I guess my point is I just have no down time like I used to, when it was only Sariah and I. Then we have mornings like this, where everyone is dancing, playing, awake, and having a BLAST! No wonder getting up in the mornings isn't quite as easy as it used to be!

NOTE: This is a weekly event. When I wash all the sheets on Thursdays, the girls jump their hearts out!


bedonts said...

So fun to be young and able to jump on the bed!

Johnson-n-Johnson said...

haha! well, you are one amazing woman! It's okay to sleep in until 7:30! Keep fighting the good fight, I hear we will miss this time sooner than later!