I hate the morning. No matter what I do, I just cannot find myself to be a morning person. Coffee helps, but only a little.
Up until Emeline was born and I was teaching--I was always the first person out of the house. Meaning, between Declan and I, I was the first one up in the mornings. I was the first one showered and dressed. I was the one who took the dog out (since he was begging.to.pee.), and I was the one who had to lean over and kiss a sleeping-husband while fully dressed for work.
I'm not gonna lie. I HATED IT. Since I wasn't a morning person, I despised having to be up and at 'em before him. I was secretly jealous that he could linger in bed longer than I could. I wanted that to be me.
One of the many upsides to staying home with my daughter was my new ability to take-it-easy in the mornings. Granted, for the first 11 months of her life, I was up throughout the night about a billion times. But, still.
I got to stay in bed in the morning (while baby snoozed), while Declan shuffled off to work.
I was thinking about this the other day. How much I love not being the first one out of the house like I used to be. About how glad I am that he's the one saying goodbye to ME in the mornings. And that he's the one who takes the dog out, and does the morning around-the-house stuff
like make coffee. And not vice-versa.
Honestly? I even preferred days where Declan and I would leave the house at the same time. Which would happen every once in a while when I went in at a normal time, and let's just say, he had to go in extra early. But knowing I was leaving the house with a snoozing husband most days just didn't work for me (har-har).
So I'm wondering--what's it like at your house? Who leaves first? Do you prefer being up first, last, or to sleep to oblivion? No. Really. And yes, these are the things I lie awake thinking about at night. I'm genuinely curious, and weird like that.
*disclaimer (ha): Declan eats his breakfast at work, and has his lunch already there for the entire week--so it's not like I'm being a neglectful wife or anything. Just felt I should, ahem...clarify :)