Monday, March 16, 2009

Hey Morning People!

I am so glad that I didn't write a blog last night. Last night, I would have blogged about how tired I was of blogging and how I didn't really want to read your blog any more and hear about all of the wonderful, amazing, organized, well-balanced things you were accomplishing in your life. And how I didn't want to read that because my world was unorganized, messy, unbalanced, and constantly filled with the background noise of two toddlers who cry most of the day and most of the night. I would have blogged about these sorts of things because I would have completely forgotten that at night I am a crazy person of sorts. I am tired, grouchy, and overwhelmed, and I make overly dramatic statements to my husband like "I am a failure!" and "Don't give up on me please!" And he smiles because he knows I'm a crazy-mess-at-night person. And then we watch our shows together on the couch because that is pretty much the highest level I can function at.

So this is why I have a nightly mantra, and I must recite it to myself constantly, sometimes maybe 300 times. "Tomorrow is another day..." It gets me through to tomorrow, which is today...

...and I love today! Today, Lucy woke me up screaming at 6, but I decided to get up and clean my kitchen and hang out with Ethan and do laundry and be all around pleasant. Gone was the doom and gloom of last night, banished to a dark place. Today, I could get on the computer and your blog was sunny and funny and you looked so pretty and said the wittiest things! The morning me is where it's at.

So mostly, I write this to remind myself that I don't hate blogging and I don't hate you and life is actually pretty good. And I need to never blog at night. Unless my house is clean. Or I am lying on a beach in Hawaii.

What about you? Any fellow morning-ers out there? And if you are a morning monster, please forgive me, because you surely hate me right now. But just do me a favor--walk away from the computer and come back and read this at night.

15 comments:

Amy said...

I'm SO with you. I'm still in bed at 9, but I look forward to Monday mornings like nobody's business. Sundays are so stressful, I can't wait for them to be over. I know it's usually the opposite for people. . .but those people don't have toddlers.

BrettM said...

That was one of the best posts I have read by anyone in a while. (Sorry, everyone.) Makes so much sense to me and I know that both Amelia and I feel similar often. Thanks for the post and the reminders.

Kristen said...

After all, tomorrow is another day...Agree whole-heartedly.

Melanie said...

Amen. By the end of each day I just want to hit the reset button. I used to HATE mornings. . . but it's AMAZING how worn out toddlers can make you, and how dramatic a person you can become by 9pm when you deal with them daily.

Hailey said...

Thanks, Brett--it needed to be said. I call it "blogging as therapy."

P.S. Most mornings I try to stay in bed until 8--today was totally an exception! But still, so far, so good...

Shawn said...

Ok, so we all know that I am a huge grump in the morning---that is why I am blogging now at 11:00 at night--and usually get my house straight before I go to bed at 1:00!

So----that said---we know that you didn't take after me---thats for sure.

And, Brett, she IS an amazing writer, but since you don't read my blog---you have nothing to judge the best with....just sayin.

Michelle Walker said...

I love Mondays, too! I have rationed my raspberry muffin top intake to only Mondays--it motivates me to clean. Go figure! I'm a train wreck at night, sometimes that carries over to the following day, unfortunately!

Annette said...

I'm saying "tomorrow's another day" by about 9 a.m. some days! Thanks for keeping things real.

Mandee said...

I hate mornings and Mondays. I love Fridays and 9PM when the kids are in bed. And I can watch my shows and have a treat in my cozy bed. That is my heaven.

But really, I wish I were that girl who wakes up at 6AM, goes running, and has her house clean and tidy so she can go to Target at 10AM.

Brad said...

I am a total morning person. I don't like to get up TOO early, but there's no way I can sleep past 7. It just doesn't ever happen. And after a shower I'm chipper and excited. Celeste is totally the opposite.

Oh, and Celeste and I just watched "Gone with the Wind" and 'after all...tomorrow is another day!'

Daddy Dave said...

Hailey,

I used to be a morning monster and "let's party at night" kind of guy. That does seem to reverse itself with age, though I still really enjoy going to a late movie, but the only one who usually will join me is Lance. I am pretty good quite early in the morning now as well. When I was your age I didn't wake up until about 8:00. Now it's 5:30 to walk the dogs and get Lance up for Seminary!

The McKay's said...

I am definitely not a morning person--i tend to stay up pretty late. i don't have kids yet, but i know my stay up late, get up late routine will end at some point. :)

good post--catching up on tv shows with the hubby is one of my favorite therapies as well. nothing beats that :)

Pokejane said...

No, I like evenings when I'm doing what I like and all the kids are asleep. But don't make me clean anything. Blogging is fine.

Mornings are okay, too. But anything before 7 am is still NIGHT.

Hailey said...

Um, is that you, Kelly?

Shawn said...

Hey Hailey---you haven't gone to my blog and entered for my giveaway!

Hey---what---are you sick or stressed or something?