6:30am – 7am, friday morning

good morning world,

my husband leaves for work at 6:30am and V has to be up by 7am to make it out the door on time. this morning, somehow, i managed to get 6:30am – 7am all by myself. i’m already dressed and ready for the day.

as i walked down the stairs i thought, maybe i should just read my book and drink a cup of coffee. wouldn’t that be nice? then i realized i had to bring my lunch today and to be honest, i’d rather spend the time before V wakes up getting my lunch packed than missing the small amount of V and mommy time that’s left before the new baby comes. i think i’m going to miss our mornings alone together most of all.

i’ve been reading a lovely blog lately that i found linked from the working mother blog site and she had a top ten list of ways you know you’re a working mom that made me laugh this week. you can find the full list here. i’ve been thinking a lot about being a mother who works full time lately, especially as i near maternity leave and walking away from it for a while. the one that stood out to me the most is regarding travel. she says, you know you’re a working mom when you avoid travel in order to come home and be with the kids. when i was younger, even after we were married, i took all the travel i could. now, i take the early flight out and the late flight back because i know i can at least have morning time the next morning even if i miss a day in the middle.

so, here i sit, drinking my coffee, waiting for V to wake up or another 5 minutes to pass and i’ll go wake her up. and we’ll start our morning. but i’ll be able to focus the whole time on her and not have to divide my attention 6 different ways to get out the door on time.

worth getting up a little earlier,


ps- i spoke with a co-worker yesterday who is expecting her first baby in novemeber. she told me she usually gets up at 7:30am. i couldn’t help laughing. i don’t remember the last time i slept until 7:30am.


2 Responses to “6:30am – 7am, friday morning”

  1. 1 bepositivemom August 26, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Thank you so much for the link back to Be Positive Mom! That gave me a giggle too about sleeping until 7:30am. I can’t remember the last time either!

    • 2 candidlymommy August 27, 2011 at 8:08 pm

      thanks so much! i really enjoy your site and look forward to your stories. i took half a vacation day yesterday to hang with my daughter. mostly, we just had snack at her daycare, but it was a treat to spend the time together.

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