Sunday, 3 March 2013

Early Sunday Morning

It would be just wrong to have a lie in on a Sunday once you have children. In fact what usually happens is that Sunday is that special day when your children are very careful about making sure we don't miss the dawn (best part of the day, right?). Late Saturday night entertainment is the 9pm movie, and if you have a drink past 10pm you really are living on the edge....

What makes me feel better about sitting watching 'The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists' for the 15th time at 6.15am is that I know I'm not alone. Millions of people are in the same position.

Car boot sales were invented by a couple who's children woke at 7am each weekday, and 5am on Sunday (maybe).
The people on the TV early Sunday morning are specially trained in being supportive and sincere. That's why there are so many David Attenborough repeats and showings of Frasier.
Sunday morning family swimming and under 10's football are a ploy by the local authority to lower the mental health bill by providing a support group where parents can get together and moan about how early it is.
Facebook actually has an alarm system that recognises the word 'knackered' before 6am on Sundays and then posts a few random updates from people in the same boat, featuring a few supportive words, 8 mentions of 'coffee' and a big hug at the end - these disappear by 7am leaving you entirely unsure as to whether you just dreamt it.


Of course by far the worst thing about these early mornings is that all too soon they stop. Although a 9am lie in is divine, it doesn't leave quite such a lasting memory as being snuggled up on the sofa half asleep under a blanket, or going to the park before everyone else, or watching the early morning snow through the window together....

Good morning.... *yawn*

26 comments:

  1. I love the fact that 9am now feels like a lie-in! It used to be 1pm for me....

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    1. Hahaha. It's true! Even 8am doesn't feel too bad. I'm almost convincing myself lie-in's are 'wasting the day'.. :)

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  2. 9am was my lie in this morning, but 5yo was up at 7. Hubby got up with her as I had to work yest morning early and sneaked out so not to wake them (5yo chose saturday to not wake up until 8.30)!

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    1. Ha! He already had his lie in then! #guiltfree :D

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  3. That made me chuckle. Wish I'd seen it at 5.42am... ;)

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    1. I have done my share of 5.42's, but fortunately today was a 6.14. You'd have been on your second coffee before my kettle even boiled! Glad it made you chuckle :)

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  4. Morning! Well, it's afternoon now. Lovely post! We will definitely look back on these moments and smile! :) x

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    1. Thank you! And good afternoon to you too! :)

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  5. Bud has got into our bed while it's been dark for the last two mornings. He has stealth tactics and works by attrition, basically trying to work out how often he can kick you in the face until you give up on sleep and go downstairs and put Rastamouse on. Luckily OH is an early bird too so he often does the morning shift while me and my girl snuggle in bed.

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    1. Boy no.4 is exactly the same! He's shot himself in the foot a few times now though by coming in stealthily and then forgetting and shouting "move up, come on" :D

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  6. we should do a wife swap. i train my kids to do their own breakfast and change their clothing after breakfast. they are not allow to disturb us till 9 am. we normally lie in till 10am unless my OH is drunk!

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    1. Mine get dressed and the little one helps himself to cereal regularly, but he fills the bowl with milk to the top! :D
      I can' believe you lie in that late....I can't wait... :D

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  7. I have to wake my son up at 7 o'clock every school day as he just doesn't want to get up - come the weekend, what does he do?! That's right he's up at 6am wide awake, bouncing on our bed waking everyone up! Grrr....

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    1. Ours work as an alarm clock. 6.55am every weekday, and 6am at weekends...I've never had to wake them!

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  8. OnceTwiceThreeTimesAMummy21 April 2013 at 19:44

    lie in's, are those them things we had before children? I'm sure I vaguely remember them x

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    1. I remember a time when I could lie in bed until lunch...and then I wake up...x

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  9. 9 am a lie in, I think anything past 7 am is a bonus! For some reason the monkey and the mouse's body clock says 7.15 on week days (when I have to be up at 6.45) and 6 on a weekend!

    Although if I am honest, I love early morning cuddles!

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  10. hehe my three are all great at mornings now, so what did we do... got a puppy... who wakes me up at 6am EVERYsingle day!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrr

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    1. I have heard that puppies are worse than children....I'll stick to the fish! :op

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  11. Oh I so can't imagine still being in bed at 9am but would love to. Mister B wandered in at 5.45 this morning saying "Shall we go downstairs mummy?" but Miss M stayed in her room till gone 7 this morning - think I wore her out yesterday though!

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    1. It does get better. Before we started having babies all over again we had about 3 years where the children all got up and went about their business while we slept. I remember it fondly and live in hope those days will return... :P

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  12. Mine usually wake about 7:30ish on the weekend. Today we had a karate competition that started at 10am. We didn't bother to set an alarm as the kids wake us anyway. We woke up at 8:45!! LOL!

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    1. Hahaha....typical! Maybe I should sign mine up for Karate? :p

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  13. mine are not too bad they sometimes dont get up til about 8!

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