I remember my mom saying how she would go into my room when I was a baby, full of song and dance. She said she so wanted me to be a "morning person"...but she lamented she must not have sung joyfully enough.
[I'm just guessing I wasn't always a joy to rouse in the mornings.]
These days, I function just fine in the mornings...although I do like to get up in time to have a little time to myself.
I enjoy using the bathroom without an audience, and eating my cereal in a timely fashion, so as to have it as crunchy as possible. As much as I would love to have an extra hour of sleep some days, I could never be one of the moms who wakes up with her kiddos. I need to be able to put my game face on so I can be ready to dance and sing.
Since this time about a year ago, our girls have been rising relatively early. The OK to Wake clock has really helped...98% of the time I can count on them staying put until 6:30am.
While I think that Baby B might sleep a little longer, I usually hear A rolling around shortly after 6:00.
Given that dynamic, I think it's so interesting that Baby B is usually the one full of smiles in the morning...much more likely to dance and sing, if you will.
While Baby A doesn't cry or fuss, she rarely utters anything for a good 10 or 15 minutes. She often gets out of her bed and heads directly to the little couch in their room to stretch. Or sometimes she just wants to cuddle in my lap.
Here's a picture of Baby A that I took on their birthday, first thing in the morning...
This is a pretty typical face!
And here's another from last month. We'd just come downstairs and were snuggling together. Baby B was wearing a big smile, while her sister -- also full of snuggles -- couldn't be bothered with any expression...
I have to laugh...I can only imagine this is a preview of what A will be like in another 10 years...going from the bed to the couch, me having to roll her onto her feet some days.
Or maybe if both B and I continue to sing and dance, we can convince A that mornings aren't all that bad???
Or, ya know, if mornings are that hard, you could just sleep a little longer, A! Just a thought!!!