Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Dilemma

I'm sorta tired. I can't decide which I value more. The time in the morning when I wake up before the kids and try to get as much done as possbile, or the time in the evening when everyone is asleep and I can talk to adults.

I can't wake up because I'm choosing to be awake at night.
Solutions?
Anybody?

8 comments:

Kelsee said...

That's a tough one! Here is something that I have been doing that has cut way down on my cleaning time. Check this link out, clean your house in 30 minutes. It is totally awesome! http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/cleaning/daily-cleaning-checklist-00000000000953/ So that might cut down on some of the things you have to do in the morning. But if you don't sleep then you put yourself at risk of getting sick and then you are no use to anyone. -Kelsee

Jackie Legg said...

I am so with you on that one. If you come up with any good ideas, let me know. :-)

Abby said...

As far as I'm concerned, I've decided that I will live the rest of my life sleep deprived. It's the only way to fit everything in that I love. Someday I'm convinced I'll have all teenagers who will want to sleep in, but until then, I'm a zombie. This is why I'm such a nap-taking advocate. It's the only way I survive is by sleeping an hour in the middle of the day. My second wind.

Brousseau Family said...

I like Abby's comment. I just keep going during the day until naptime and and then I make SURE that I get some downtime - even a half hour when no one can ask me for anything. . . It gives me a second wind for the rest of the day. I really look forward to the night time when they are all in bed - it's finally my time with Matt. I wouldn't trade that for sleep if given the chance.

Renee' P said...

I do the same thing. I VALUE my alone time when everyone is in bed! But, I then stay up way too late and can't get up in the morning. Bug plays in his room every morning. I get up to feed L in the morning and she usually goes back to sleep because I'm in bed still.
Naps are great...but then I stay up even later if I nap!

I'm not sure what the solution is.

dad said...

A 15 to 30 minute nap in the middle of the day will solve that. Don't ask me how to do it, though, but there must be a way. Maybe you can get a catnap when the little ones do.

Anonymous said...

if i was not at camp i would instantly help you!!! Love, Tim\Uncle tim

Anonymous said...

Okay...thoughts to ponder which may seem conflicting but actually support one another and in the most important end...support you:

Early to bed and early to rise makes a mother healthy, wealthy and wise is ACTUALLY TRUE!

A very wise mother of multitudes advised me just after Matt's birth to always get a little snooze in the afternoon...hello!!?? Siesta must have come from someplace!!

These formative years are truly about the children...a time of great sacrifice of self...so the answer lies in "What is best for the kiddos!!"

Love, mom/gma