Thursday, December 25, 2008

The Early Bird ...

I can't remember a time when it was easy for me to sleep on Christmas Eve. I generally toss and turn all night long -- waiting for Santa to come! There are stories of me sleeping in when I was young -- 4 or so -- but I think they are just myth. Apparently my mom would need to come and wake me up.

I was worried about this year, but we went to bed late and I was hopeful. I woke up once but refused to look at the clock. I fell back asleep and when I woke up again ... I was so proud of myself! I figured that it was 6 a.m. at the EARLIEST! I looked at the clock ready to pounce on Joe -- 2:45 (which really means it is 2:25). GRRR!!!

Finally at 4:30 I got up to go to the bathroom, grabbed a flashlight, and read a chapter in my book. We were up by 5. Maybe next year I'll be able to sleep in ... but I doubt it!

3 comments:

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Apparently you need Jake to keep you up until 3. Then you can sleep in until 8 a.m. at least! I am finally getting a bit better about sleeping in...it takes intense fatigue, but it works for me! I get too excited and silly too and have to remind myself that I am a grown up and need my sleep.

Jess and Jen said...

So, what do you do the rest of the day if you're up so early? Our girls didn't all wake up until 8am today. Jen and I were downstairs eating bowls of cereal before the girls got up to come down. It was great!

Mom and Dad said...

Jen, I am so pleased that you don't get so exhausted by Christmas that you can still be excited about it! Good for YOU!!!
Love ya lots, Grandad & Grannie