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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