I'm not a morning person, never was. When I was younger, I could sleep until noon. I am slow to wake, too. I love just laying in bed. Now that I'm a parent those days are gone. My kids are up at the crack of dawn. Most mornings Little J is up by 6 a.m. and Big J soon follows.
It's not so much the time at which they wake up that shocks me. It's the "okay I'm awake let's shout it from the rooftops," noise. From the moment they wake up it's go, go, go. Little J is usually the first one up. Lately, she's been yelling the dog's name over and over. "Coco, coco, coooo coooo!"
Neither of my kids is very quiet. They do everything loudly. They talk loud. They sing loud. They play loud. In a small house their little voices sound humongous. I'm convinved this is the reason neither of them sleep very long. They wake each other up, which is especially troubling since they'll be sharing a room soon.
What's your morning routine? Are you the type of person who likes to lounge in bed for a few minutes? Or are you on the go the minute your eyes flutter open? What time do your kids wake up?