There are a few things that I'm really not good at: planning stuff and getting up early. And I don't see myself becoming any better at them soon because there are a few things my children are extremely good at: ruining plans and getting up when I do.
Occasionally I try to get up by 7 or 7:15 (yes, that's early) so I can shower or exercise or just enjoy some quiet time before my kids get up, which is usually about 8:15. I usually set my alarm and hide it under Jeremy's pillow after he leaves for work so that only I will hear it, and I can barely hear it. That's what I did this morning. About 1 minute after my alarm went off I heard Tyler whining in his room. It's like it's instinctual, my eyes open, and a little alarm goes off in his head. **WARNING! WARNING! Your mom is awake. She might do something fun without you. WAKE UP WAKE UP WAKE UP!** So of course he is now grumpy because not only did he not get enough sleep, but who would want to wake up to that alarm? I am not exaggerating, every morning that I try to get up before him, he wakes up. So I guess I might as well sleep in until 8:15 every morning...oh my life is hard.
I was going to write about how kids always ruin any plans you make, but I think every mom in the world knows about that, and it's 8:11, I'm not supposed to be awake yet, so I don't feel like writing anymore. Plus Tyler is wearing his breakfast and just threw his cup AGAIN because I happened to glance at him, and Alexis was supposed to come downstairs 15 minutes ago after her show was over, but she hasn't, so I better go find her.