I hear it all the time since becoming a mom. “Wake up an hour before your child and do something for yourself.” Well H is nearly 13 months now and for the first time I did it. I woke up an hour earlier than him and had ‘me’ time.
First I should say that waking up an hour before him means waking up at like 5:30/6. So is this going to become a regular habit? NOPE. No, it is not. And my me time consisted of writing a couple things in my planner then curling up on the couch under a big fuzzy blanket because our house was freezing and checking social media on my phone and I watched a couple makeup tutorials on YouTube.
My review on this whole experience? I’d give it a 4 out of 10. The entire time I was so sleepy and missed my bed. My head was bobbing back and forth and I kept thinking ‘you’re supposed to be enjoying this!’ But alas, I did not.
Maybe someday if he wakes up at like 9 or 10 I’ll try again with a much better attitude. But for now, you’ll find me happily sleeping in bed during that whole hour before he wakes up, thanks.