Wednesday, May 27, 2009

So...confessions of a sleepy mom

I did not wake up this morning at 6:30.
Today was not another miracle morning.
But, it was pretty good.

I couldn't get myself out of bed today when my alarm went off for two reasons:
1.) Husband and I had to watch the season finale of 24 last night, and didn't realize it was 2 hours long until we started watching it at 9:30. Again, we had to watch it, so we ended up staying up later than we planned.
2.) Baby Daughter was restless from about 3:30 am - 6:30 am. She wasn't fully awake, she wasn't crying, she wasn't hungry - just restless. Lots of baby grunts, squeaks, tossing and turning. All things that make it hard for Mama to sleep peacefully.

So...when 6:30 rolled around this morning and my alarm went off, I pressed snooze (a couple times) and rolled over with a big sigh. I did however, manage to get myself up and out of bed before the girls woke up and I did also manage to be a happy mom this morning. Yay! I guess, in a way, this morning did have its small miracles.

I have been praying and praying to be a happier mom, to have more patience (with a certain 4-year-old), and to be more sensitive to the needs of my very curious, very busy Daughters. I feel like most days I do what I can to keep them busy enough for me to get my own things done. Most of the time the day ends with grumpy kids, grumpy mom, a messy house, and not enough time. Lose-lose-LOSE situation. Nothing seems to end up how I want it to. (Ok, I know I'm exaggerating a little...) So, I've really been working on fixing the grumpy part by watching & listening to my kids better - figuring out who they are, what they need, and then trying to give them exactly that. I am TRYING and still have a ways to go. Days like today when I wake up happy and not bugged at my kids for actually waking up, getting out of bed, and waking me up (wow, that's horrible), I feel like I am making some serious progress.

Here's to hoping for more happy mornings. :)


Autumn said...

Megan, It's SO refreshing to hear a mom say it like it REALLY is for the most of us. Thanks. :)

Lexi said...

I wish you the best in your quest for happy mornings! You are not alone.

Quinn, Allison, Rylee and Cailyn McNamara said...

I can especially relate to the being bugged by kids waking up part...well, to all of it really! Thanks for taking the time to write your thoughts and share them. Not only is it comforting to hear that someone else is going through a lot of the same things I am, it's also encouraging to hear the way you are breaking it down mentally and trying to change things. So thankful to have such a wonderful cousin!