I used to be a morning person. But that was before I had Brennen. Now I am not a morning person and I am not a night person. Frankly, between having a 3-year-old and all my other commitments, I just try to survive the day.
But Brennen IS a morning person. Today he came in to our bedroom at 5am. A good 15 minutes before my alarm goes off for work, and 30 minutes before I actually pull myself out of bed. “Morning, Momma!” he happily exclaims! This greeting tells me that not only is he awake earlier than necessary, but he is WIDE awake AND happy about it. I try to encourage him to go back to sleep by cuddling with him in our bed. He starts talking to me about marshmallows and showering me with kisses. The marshmallow comments confused me, but I shrug them off. He then says the one statement that gets me out of bed every time, “I have to go potty, Momma! Now that he pees standing up, he must be monitored at all times during the bathroom process. Let’s just say he is easily distracted and when his head moves, so does his body. You get the picture.
After finishing up in the bathroom, Brennen runs to the dining room. “Look, Momma! Marshmallows!” Sure enough, a giant bag of opened marshmallows sat on the dining room table. Brennen happily takes one out the bag and starts to eat it, grinning from ear to ear.