Monday, March 23, 2009

Good Morning Sunshine... or not

The morning person debate...
I love mornings, like about 10:30 in the morning when I have had 8 1/2 or more hours of sleep and breakfast dishes are done and everyone is off doing something. Yeap. That's my kind of morning.
It's not like I can't get out of bed at 5:00 in the morning. It's just that I'm completely useless for most of the day if I do. Seriously. I used to coach drill team at a high school. A whole year of leaving the house at 5:30 AM. When I got home, I would snuggle back in bed and sleep until about 10:30 when real mornings should start.
When I was a high school student, I left the house at 5:30 AM everyday. No idea what I learned at those early morning classes. My brain was on auto-pilot.
All people are not created the same. Some can get up and have the light of dawn create sudden brilliance. Those are the people who write, paint, practice the violin or piano or whatever before people like me can think straight.
And even though night people like me understand that morning people work like that, I think the opposite doesn't happen as often. All those moms out there forcing their kids to practice the piano before school. Ouch. I know, my mom made me do it too. And I am terrible on the piano.
But on the bright side of mornings, I love going outside alone (it rarely ever happens) in the morning. I really do. There's something peaceful about it. For just a second I can see why some people live for mornings.
Then I go back inside and when 10:30 comes around, my brain wakes up and I become that creative genius, ha ha.
And, if you're like me, I can clean in the mornings. Cleaning takes no brain work. None at all. And I like to read stories to my tinies then too.
But when it comes to writing. Strictly late morning, afternoon or night. No dancing or writing before the brain has come to a complete awakening. Trust me, I've tried. It doesn't work.


Heidi said...

Love the bit about the piano! By the way I have this picture of us playing a duet in a recital. Must be 6th gradish? Funny!

Synergy Girl said...

Holy crap!!! We must be sisters or something...!! Everything you just said, is my favorite thing to do....EVERY DAY!!! seriously, I DO NOT DO MORNINGS...!! I tell Brian that I HAVE to have nine hours of sleep...or ELSE. (my kids know...) I just don't function properly until about noon...and yes, I clean in the morning as well. But I don't shower and get ready unless completely necessary, otherwise, I am tempting with the bad hair day and make-up disasters...