The thing is, she isn't the only one out there like this. I've been on Facebook at 6 am and seen other moms from different time zones up and doing projects already. I'm not talking about the moms getting ready for work, I'm talking about people being crafty and productive. I'm not saying it's wrong, it's just not for me. I love my sleep. I get up early in the mornings for me time. I don't get up to do make up (anyone who knows me would completely laugh at this because most people aren't even aware I own make up). I don't get up to clean my house or do a project or meal plan. I get up early to have quiet. I get up early because I know that in a few short hours, I'll be moving at over 100 miles an hour. That's why I also go to be early. When the kids go to bed, I typically try to get any leftover dishes done, maybe a load or two of laundry, straighten up a bit and then relax with Husband. I'm very lucky. I'm not a sports widow during any season other than football season. This means we hang out and relax together. We talk or watch tv or play Mario Kart or something. On nights he has work, I go to bed around 8:30. I'm tired. I've said this before in posts about kids' sleep, but I am a person who needs a solid 8 hours, if not more, of sleep. Always have been. Yes, there was a time in college I could go and party until 2 or 3 in the morning and get up for an 8am class, but I didn't do it every night and I took naps.
It's all about choices and priorities. I choose to not be exhausted every day. Sometimes that means the coats and shoes are tossed in the hall instead of nicely lined up. Sometimes that mean laundry sits in the washer and/or dryer overnight. It always means I don't have on make up or my hair done (oh, wait, even with tons of time, I wouldn't do that). Does that make the mom with her s#@t together better than me? Nope. Does it make me better than her? Nope. It doesn't even mean I'm less tired than she is. But, it's part of the secret. Sleep. To do it or not. That seems to be the question.