Thursday, August 12, 2010

Morning Exercise

Colin and I are polar opposites when it comes to our morning routine. He wakes up and starts jumping in bed. I wake up and roll over hoping to hit snooze on the baby monitor. Colin starts his day with shrill screams of excitement while I groan and moan to get to the bathroom.

However, my mood immediately changes when I see the grin on his face - it's contagious - and you can't help but join in his enthusiasm for the new day. I wonder if I went to bed at 7:30 pm if I would consistently wake up happy? I doubt it. But it sure works for sweet Colin.

In his mind, there is exploring to do: cabinets to empty, stairs to climb, dogs to chase, and toys to find. After all, he doesn't want to miss anything. I keep telling him that nothing happens around here at 6am. But he proves me wrong - look at how busy Colin is in the morning...