I used to be one.
Really. I worked 7am – 3pm shifts and I absolutely loved it. I couldn’t imagine sleeping in and missing out on the day and loved the fact that I still had so much of the afternoon to enjoy after work.
Then, my shifts changed. I began working 9am – 5pm like every other normal person out there. I got used to staying up a little later and sleeping in a little longer. I got really used to staying up a little later and sleeping in a little longer.
BabyQ is a morning person. A 6:30am morning person. At least for the last 6 days. Granted, she’s also slept through until 6:30am, so I can’t exactly complain. [And, now that I’m posting this, she’ll stop.] So it seems I must reset my clock. I’m to be forced to creak and lurch my way out of bed in the pre-dawn, upending my cat and procuring heavy, martyred sighs from my dog. I end up watching the early news and see the repeated forecast and traffic segments every ten minutes.
Reprieve comes at the 8:30am nap. I get to try and doze on the couch while the aforementioned affronted dog guards the front window and barks at some minor offence [usually a pug] just as babyQ and I both reach sleep… And now that babyQ is napping in the afternoon? I’m too awake – and have begun to many little things that need finishing – to join her.
But that’s okay. Mr.Q gets to get up at 6:30am too…it’s the little things that keep me sane.