My Morning Ritual

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Today’s Journal Project entry is all about your morning ritual. The way we start each day can really shape the rhythm of the entire day ahead. Reflect on your morning routine from the time you wake until the time you get down to work.

 

2. Morning

 

What’s the first thing you see when you wake up?

The first thing I see when I wake up is the sleepy face of my beautiful 19-month-old son, waiting for me to pick him up.

 

After you get out of bed, what are the next things you do before you head to the kitchen?

I usually pull on a pair of pyjama pants and awkwardly try to pee with a sleepy toddler on my lap. The pants are a formality, so as not to scandalize my in-laws.

Do you listen to music in the mornings? If so, what are you currently listening to?

No music, just the birds outside, and then whatever Noah would like to watch on television. We’ve done rather poorly at the no TV philosophy for this baby. At least we don’t have cable and commercials.

Do you get to be alone in the morning? If not, who wakes up with you?

I wake when Noah wakes, and we always start the day together. Sometimes, if I’m really tired, daddy will come down after about an hour to relieve me so I can go back to bed for an hour before it’s time to wake the girls.

What do you most enjoy about your morning routine?

I have a few favourites; the sleepy sweaty smell of the baby’s hair, the smacky sound he makes while he eats his morning banana, the mist rolling in from the forest in the backyard, all of the singing birds, the quiet of the house, snuggles from the baby.

What is your least favorite part of the morning?

I can’t stand having to nag the girls to keep on schedule.

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What’s the first thing you see when you wake up?

Normally I see a light I left on when I passed out the night before. Often however, I see the face of one of my kittens standing on top of me encouraging me to rise from my slumber.

After you get out of bed, what are the next things you do before you head to the kitchen?

I usually pee and then desperately search for water.

Do you listen to music in the mornings? If so, what are you currently listening to?

No the only sound I can tolerate in the morning is silence.

Do you get to be alone in the morning? If not, who wakes up with you?

More often than not I do not wake up alone. But lately its been a rotating cast of characters whom I share my bed with, usually just one, but sometimes when i’m lucky, two.

What do you most enjoy about your morning routine?

I enjoy that I have no routine, no need for one. Usually as the fog of sleep wears off I recall an epic adventure from the night before. Consequences be damned.

What is your least favorite part of the morning?

Knowing that I will be truly exhausted in approximately 4-5 hours.

 

From C – Toronto, ON

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