Monday, May 18, 2009

Morning Person: A Photo Essay

Sven and I are complete opposites when it comes to our daily rhythm.

I am a day person. This is me during the day:

This is me starting about 8:00 at night:

Sven is the total opposite. He really comes alive when the sun goes down:

But try and talk to him at 3:00 in the afternoon, and:

What is interesting to me is how our kids have inherited our tendencies.

Dexy: "A-ba! What's that! Bye-bye! Daddy!" (at 5:30 a.m., with a huge smile on his face.)

"Is it naptime yet?" (at 9:30 a.m., spent)

Princess: "No, Mommy! I'm trying to sleep!" (at 8:00 a.m., after Dexy and I have been up for two and 1/2 hours)

"Mommy, we can't go to bed yet!" (at 10:00 p.m., after I'm a wizened skeleton trying to pass as human and Sven has gone fishing)

How wondrous is the parenting experience...


Joanna said...

I identify with pictures number two and four. You've always been picture number one for me.

Barbaloot said...

I don't like getting up early---at all, but somehow I think I'm still a morning person. I know, it doesn't make sense. But if I could sleep till 9 every day, I wouldn't be too sad about it:)

Kristina P. said...

I will say, with my new schedule, I can take naps! And I am a night person too.

Sneaky Momma said...

Bless your heart! We are all night owls over at our house. Late to bed, late to rise. I have a feeling that this will come back to kick me in the rear when kindergarten rolls around!
Love those pics!

Boy Mom said...

Those are some absolutely adorable kiddos. I'm a princess trying hard to be a Dexy.

Debbie said...

I like to pop up out of bed and get going. My husband likes to drag. Drives me nuts:)

the domestic flunky said...

I absolutely love this! I am a 10 am person... that's when I can conquer the world. My dog is a 5:30 am animal... in need of nourishment and a quick game of chase. Somehow, we manage to stay in each others' lives... mostly because she needs me for food and I need her for... hmmm... what do I need her for?!?