I have a habit tracker in my Bullet Journal with daily tasks and activities that I’m hoping become habits. They say it takes 21 days for something to become a habit, so we shall see.
One of my tracker items is waking up at 5:30 am every day to have time to myself before the house comes alive with little boys, one big boy and dogs. During this morning time, I work on freelance articles or blog posts. I’m also trying to work on mindfulness and prayer and other types of quiet time activities. I’ve achieved this goal each day of this week. It was super hard a couple days to get up, but I made myself do it.
Because today is Saturday, I let myself sleep until 6:07, thinking the boys would at least sleep until 7:00 and I would have enough minutes to have quiet time and finish this post. But I heard little Case at 6:28 and then Brooks shortly thereafter, so I did not get everything accomplished. Since I had already started this post, I am trying to finish while the boys are kinda, sorta entertaining themselves.
I don’t why I need my time in the morning so badly, but I just do. Many people incorrectly assume that I am an extrovert and while I think I am a small-setting extrovert (a term I made up), I’m not the type of extrovert who feeds off other people’s energy. To prepare for a day full of little boy energy, I really need my time. On the days when I sleep until one of the boys wake me up, I feel a bit frazzled.
My sister and six-month old niece are in town to celebrate the boys’ birthdays. Their birthdays are not until January 19 and January 20, but we celebrate all month here and there whenever we can see various family members. My sister lives in DC, and she always comes in town sometime around their birthdays which I really appreciate. And it is SO much fun having Baby Maddie around. She is simply the cutest and is such a good baby.
Last night we dined at a Mexican restaurant and all of us adults were walking around with Maddie since it was around her bedtime and she didn’t want to sit still. It truly seems like Brooks and Case were babies, and everyone in the family was carrying them around. Now all of a sudden, they are so big and even helping us with Maddie.
I know before I can sneeze, they will be teenagers sleeping super late on Saturday mornings, and I’ll have more quiet time than I need. So for now, I just need to breathe and enjoy hearing little feet hit the ground running bright and early.