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Early morning ramblings...

July 11, 2010 - Jennifer Brookens

So how ARE you supposed to feel when you realize you've turned into your parents?

This realization has just hit me at 6 a.m. Sunday when I didn't get to sleep until after 1 a.m. (thanks to a loud thunderstorm and not because I have any sort of  social life). Unlike my pre-kid days, I can no longer just roll over and go back to sleep until 9, 10 a.m., or even later?! My parents were always early risers and it drove me nuts. And now here I am, before the kids are even awake.

Of course the reason I consider 8 a.m. sleeping in these days is BECAUSE I have kids - especially now that my son has turned into Houdini and is able to crawl out of his crib. (And back in, if it suits his interests). And if it's not the kids poking or dogpiling on me, its the neurotic cat  (this morning's culprit) who thinks he needs to be fed every few hours or ELSE.  

The logical side of me says there's so much I could be getting done with everyone out of the way. But the still-tired side says, "I wanna go back to sleep!" Yet I lie back down and... too late. My mind's already thinking about everything from work calls I need to return to "What was that song played on that commercial? I should look it up..."

My parents would already be up and working away in the gardens, on the house, whatever needed to be done. And here I am playing on the computer. Guess the full transition hasn't taken affect yet. But when it does, I will probably be better off. Deep down, I know being my parents wouldn't be such a bad thing...


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