The Best Part of Waking Up

That old jingle is true…my favorite part of waking up in the morning isn’t necessarily the knowledge that I get to see my kid’s angelic little faces, or knowing that I get to spend an entire day being entertained by my brood. It’s knowing that there is a fresh, hot cup of coffee waiting for me.

Yes, I said it. When I wake up in the morning, as soon as my brain has had a second to adjust to the fact that it’s back on duty, I start to think about coffee. I run through my plan of action, so as to minimize the amount of time between getting out of bed and getting my first hit sip. Do I really have to pee THAT bad? I hope the sugar dish is full, so I don’t have to waste time getting the giant sugar canister. How has no one invented pre-sweetened coffee? It’s 2012 for crying out loud.

How can I go about getting up, going to the bathroom and making a cup of coffee without making enough noise to wake up the children? Because, if we’re being honest, even though it’s like a drug and I still need it, I don’t enjoy it nearly as much if that first sip occurs when they’re awake and asking me for breakfast, while one complains that their brother touched them and the other one gives me a rundown of the dream he had about Super Mario and Legends of Zelda morphing into one “so awesome” video game.

Ah, mornings. So peaceful.

I often find myself wondering if I’m a little bit too dependent on coffee. But then today, I ran across this post, and now I felt validated. It’s not just me!

From: Parenting. Illustrated with Crappy Pictures.

The author calls coffee and wine her unsung parenting tools. I have to say that I’m in the same boat. While most nights I enjoy a glass of wine, there are some nights where I NEED a glass of wine. And some chocolate. And possibly a bubble bath.

What about you? Do you depend on coffee to perk you up in the morning?  Does a glass of wine both taste great with your steak and help you to relax at night?

Read more of Parenting. Illustrated with Crappy Pictures here.

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