I don’t think I’m the only one, who has had lots of early mornings since the clocks changed last weekend. 5am wake ups have become normal – we do try to keep them in bed until 6 at least, but ignoring a crying baby is very hard and usually she ends up getting her own way and coming downstairs.
Although I hate being woken up early and find it frustrating, I have to admit that there is a peacefulness to the early mornings that I find peaceful. I usually keep the tv of and light just the lamp and the fire, and have some quiet time with my baby. She’s usually in a snuggles and happy mood as she has won the getting up battle. We snuggle on the sofa for 20 mins of so.
Usually after about 15/29 minutes my older daughter gets up too. I hear her little feet stamping down the stairs, and she comes in – she is always bright and eager for the day to begin and her smiles and laughter make us all more lively.
Then we usually watch a bit of TV, have breakfast and drinks and start getting prepared for the day.
Although I hate being woken up, I will miss this type of get up when they don’t do it anymore. Lay ins ( or just sleeping to 7am!) is good but being woken with smiles, laughter, snuggles and childrens chatter really can’t be beaten, no matter what time in the morning it is.
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