Thursday, July 12, 2012

A thought...

It is 1:00 a.m. and I am still awake...again!  For the past few weeks, Daddy Goose and I have been staying up way too late.  Apparently, we are on a vacation schedule.  1:00 a.m., 2:00 a.m. and even 4:00 a.m. the other night.  Well, technically, it was the other morning, but lets not get technical at such a crazy hour of the day/night.  For some reason I keep putting myself through this torture.

What is wrong with me? It's not like Daddy Goose and I are up doing something productive. We watch our favorite DVR'd programs, we pause said shows 1500 times to discuss the crazy things that happened during the day or we play slot machine games on our phones while cuddling next to each other on the couch and celebrating each others' big "wins." (Don't worry it isn't for real money.)

Yet, we can't seem to get all of this productivity accomplished prior to the date changing on the calendar.  Part of it is Daddy Goose's late work schedule and part of it is that we lose track of time when we are together.  The latter, is a great problem to have after being together as long as we no complaints about that here.

Here's the thing, my goslings do not care what time I go to sleep.  They will be up between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.  They will be ready for the day, regardless of my alertness.  Never in a million, zillion years did I think I'd be one of those people who's first thought as they step out of bed is about coffee.  Yet, here I am in my mid-30s and I am that person.  Daddy Goose and I are like zombies getting out of bed, risen by our goslings or the blaring alarm clock.  I'm sure mornings are a sight.  In fact, one of Brother Goose's favorite activities is to "push" Daddy Goose out of bed in the morning.

Which got me thinking...
  • When will I learn that 10:00 p.m. is a better bedtime for me?  
  • Will staying up this late end up causing long term problems for me? How will I know? Will I be too tired to realize the problems?
  • How do I train myself to go to bed earlier?  By the way...that was sort of a rhetorical question, I know the science behind going to be earlier.
  • I guess the better question is not how to train myself to go to bed earlier, but when will I train myself to go to bed earlier?
What are your thoughts?

~ Momma Goose

Its Ok Thursdays

Its OK that...

I stay up way to late with Daddy Goose.
I bought Brother Goose an umbrella in July.
I am going to bed (at some point) with dirty dishes in my sink.
Baby Goose ate her dinner wearing only a was hot today!
Coffee is one of the first thoughts on my mind in the morning.


  1. I got into the habit of going to bed late during the spring and I still can't shake it! Stopping by from Neely's!
    XO Anna

  2. Thanks for stopping by Anna! Its always fun to stay up late...until your draggin the next day! lol! Loving your blog! :)

    Momma Goose

  3. I have NO problem crawling into bed by 9 pm and asleep by 9:30...Ofcourse it has everything to do with being 40 now! ;)

  4. I tell my husband that everytime he wants to stay up late just because the kids are asleep. "They will still wake up at 6am so I will just be miserable tomorrow."
    This girl has to have her sleep!
    Cute blog.

  5. Time for me to start getting to bed by 10 since I'm gonna have to start getting to the gym at 5am if I'm gonna fit it in at all each day! Btw... Love your it's ok list! That is all ok! Especially Baby Goose eating dinner in her diaper on a SUPER hot day! :)

  6. I do the exact same thing and then pay for it the next day! It is the only time without kids and I enjoy it but it is definitely not worth it. I am cranky, impatient and not myself with I get into this habit!

  7. You must be my daughter - I head for the coffee - not matter what time I go to bed. There is just something about a good cup of coffee in the morning.

  8. It is definitely one of the best parts of my morning!


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~ Momma Goose