This is the view through my kitchen window this morning. I am up before the sun. I am attempting to kick off a new routine, having Jeramy wake me when he gets up for work. To have a little time to myself before jumping into motherhood for the day. A chance to shake off the sleepies, listen to the hushed sounds of morning, to watch the sky change colors as it, too, wakes for the day.
I am hoping that this will make me a better Mumma. I think that caring for yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. In this way you not only present your best self, and have more energy, but you also role model for your child what it means to be a more fulfilled person. Having things of your very own, routines and hobbies, contribute to overall emotional and mental health, which, in turn, makes you a stronger caregiver.
Simon is not the early riser that some children are. He inherited both Mumma’s and Daddy’s shared love of sleeping in. For now though, I think I really need this early time.