Kristen - posted on 02/08/2013 ( 8 moms have responded )
I am not a morning person (that is a HUGE understatement). It seems like I am automatically in a bad mood every morning for at least 30 min. I have tried my best to do better since having children, but it's not working. My mom wasn't a morning person either, I definitely get it from her. My son (5) is a very loud, spirited little boy and when I get up in the mornings he will say "Good morning mommy!". Which of course doesn't bother me. But lately he has started running to me, nearly knocking me down to say good morning, and his 17 month old sister of course does whatever she see's her brother doing. Of course I don't mind giving my kids hugs. We are affectionate and give each other hugs, kisses, and say "I love you" all day, but I seriously need 30 minutes to wake up. So this morning I told my son "When mommy gets up, just give me a few minutes to wake up and then you can run and hug me, or whatever you want". After I thought about it I think that sounds selfish. Is it? Should I just suck it up for those 30 minutes?