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June 13th, 2007

Early Rising

I’ve never been much of a morning person, as I’m sure I’ve discussed here before. My most productive times were often after midnight and in college, I was known to sleep until lunch regularly. Even just a few years ago, I still managed to get out of bed after 8am and make it to work by 9.

Then we got a dog.

And had a baby human.

Now, I’m up an extra hour early to get the four-legged daughter walked and help out with the two-legged daughter as needed. And on the one day every couple of weeks where the potential is there to sleep beyond 8am, it rarely happens since a certain little person begins to rise about that time.

I don’t really mind being forced to grow up and become a morning person all that much. What I do regret, though, is that I’ve seemingly lost the ability to stay up late and get lots of things done. When it was just me and the dog for a few days, most nights I fell asleep on the couch by 10. College Me would be very saddened by that. I guess that’s OK, though, because College Me was broke.

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Mike June 13, 2007, 7:28 pm

Being the father of a 3-month-old, I chalk it up to the extra effort made to keep up with the housework, while trying to help out with the little one in the evenings to give the wife a break for a bit, since she’s been doing the baby thing all day. When we only had to take care of our own dumb asses, a lot less effort was required, and therefore we could stay up later and talk about the things we should get done.

I’m without wife and child tonight, and I look forward to going to bed at 10 for a full 8 hours of sleep…even if it’s just a regular mattress and not the bags of money Ryan apparently sleeps on these days.

Paul June 13, 2007, 11:40 pm

“…not the bags of money Ryan apparently sleeps on these days.”

For the record, Ryan sleeps on an organic money mattress.

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