Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mornings are my Favorite

I sounds crazy, but they really are...It's the only time of the day when all three of us are together. 

Let me take you through a typical morning in our house...

We hear Jenna stirring anywhere between 5:30 and 6:30 am. This is hubby's time alone with her - He gets her up, changes her and gives her milk and plays with her.  She's usually in a super cute mood in the morning and I think it's great daddy-baby time for both of them.  I usually get up around 7 ish (unless of course, like this morning Jenna comes running in to wake me - which is really cute so I don't mind) and get myself showered, etc.  Then the three of us get breakfast ready and eat at the kitchen table. 

Messy breakfast eater!

With our schedules being what they are right now, this is the only meal all three of us eat together.  I grew up in a house where eating together was sacred and I want to continue that tradition with my own family.  I would like it to be dinner time (which it is on the weekends), but with Jenna going to sleep before 7 most nights and hubby not getting home til 8:30 - it's just not a reality right now. Morning continues with getting Jenna dressed while Mike does his bathroom stuff and then we all hang out in our bedroom while Mike and I finish getting ready and Mike heads out around 8.

It sounds like we have a get-up-and-go kind of morning routine, and I guess it is, but I think we try to maximize how much time we get to spend together as a family.  Even if that means I get up earlier than I have to and Mike and Jenna keep me company in the bathroom while I shower. It's worth it for some quality family time.

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  1. you like mornings cause your kid has slept through the night since she was about 5 minutes old and you get to sleep as much as you want/need. I have been up since 430 today. I dont like the mornings

  2. love that you guys eat breakfast together. Olivia's meals consist of her sitting in her high chair and me doing a million things as I feed her. The only time we eat together is if we are out to dinner on the weekends or at someones house. Wish we could do it more. I love mornings too (read my facebook status). So funny, how we think alike at times.