I'm not a huge fan of mornings. Never have been and yet, throughout my life, I have been surrounded by those sunny people who call 5:30 a.m. and actual time to live through. I'm not a late sleeper, but I'm not really foraging for food until about ten. I have a son just like me, and he looks at food and cringes before school. My mom tried everything. Making me pancakes in the form of smiley faces, Grandpa frying me an egg and sticking it in my face at 6 a.m., but to no avail, I am not a morning person.
In the college dorm form, they asked me, "Are you a late night person?" Well yes, thank you for noticing I am. And with my roommate Arleen, there was marital bliss. We were content to order pizza at midnight and rush to an 8 a.m. class. That was fine living as far as we were concerned! So why didn't I think about this simple question when I got married?
DH is up at 5:30. Worse yet, he's ready to make the bed at 5:30, which involves a slight logistical problem, as I'm still in it! Saturdays have always been an issue. By nine, I'm dressed and ready to go out for coffee. Half of my hubby's day is over and he doesn't drink coffee. When I'm getting my second wind at ten p.m. and ready to clean the bathroom, he's zonked for the night.
He tried to change me. Early on, he really had an Ozzie & Harriet view of life and suggested I come to bed at ten. I'd feel better, he swore. So I would go to bed, stare at the ceiling, wait for him to fall asleep and then go watch Letterman.
People don't change. My DH still goes to bed with your average toddler, and I still read books late into the night (now with a handy book light). There were times of course, this came in handy, with small children for example, but now that we all want to sleep until 7 a.m. on summer mornings, I find I'm getting more annoyed with age.
So take my advice. Marry a man who goes to bed at the same time and find one who drinks coffee! : ) This is Elle and me when we were dragged out early to the beach. Even after Los Gatos Coffee that morning, I was ready for my nap! Which I promptly took on the beach after this picture was taken.