I've come to love 5:30 in the morning. Seriously. It's my time. Who knew I had "me time"? It's not always easy to get up and going, but once I do I'm so glad I did. For the next 90 minutes it's all about me. Woohoo! I get up, get dressed and go to the gym. I work out, watch the news or listen to my ipod. It's great. I then come home and usually have 30 minutes before the kids are up (or rather allowed to be up.. we have a new rule.. no getting out of bed until 7am). It's an unexpected surprise.. to actually enjoy getting up so early. It always makes me enjoy my "sleep in days" (6:30am.. lol) a lot more. I've noticed it helps me as well to be more patient with the kids. I don't feel as run down or tired. I feel more energized and more attentive. It's amazing what those 90 minutes can do!
In the other news, both the kids are currently in time-out. They are going through a phase of not sharing and purposefully getting on each other's nerves, which in turn, gets on my nerves. Maybe they need 90 minutes of "me time".