Good vs Bad

My new reality is being up generally before 6am. Sometimes before 5am. Because now I am one of those people I love to hate who gets up for the sole purpose of exercising. SNORE.

This early rising palaver has good and bad points.

The good:
– the washing gets done in a timely fashion
– everyone gets breakfast
– there is no manic rushing out the door when it’s time to go (which totally kills my theory that irrespective of how early you get ready when herding kids out of the house it has to be manic and stressful and involve shouting. Damn it.)
– lunches are made in a methodical fashion rather than just randomly throwing shit into brown paper bags and hoping for the best.
– you can, like this morning, have two batches of muffins – savoury and sweet varieties – made by 7:15.

The bad:
– on those mornings your children decide, on rising, to be complete turd burgers the two or more hours to school can seem like an awfully long time.

Some form of morning cocktail would be appreciated. NOW.


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  • Linda

    make mine a G&T please

    better make it a double

    my son (20yo) has just arrived back from his early morning gym session where he used MY BATH TOWEL to soak up his sweat! and the sweat left behind on the gym equipment by ‘others’

    (with 3 blokes in the house i introduced a colour coded towel system e.g. me/white, toyboy/chocolate, 20yo beige, the other 20yo light brown – makes it easy to identify the cuplrit e.g. wet beige towel on floor = nag the owner. use my white towel and you will suffer a slow and painful death)

    i have just given the 20yo a demo of what girly bits get wiped by my towel (i was dressed at the time – i do have some decorum) he is now dry retching. he is also going to wash my towel and hang it out to dry in the sunshine or i will hang something of his out to dry….

    yep morning cocktails are sounding good to me.


  • I just like when you say “irrespective.”
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  • 2 batches of muffins by 7:15am !!! Wow !!!
    I can barely boil 2 eggs by that time…
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  • Legend. I just can’t get up… I justify it with the fact there are no street lights where I run, and I don’t want to fall over!

    But on the mornings I do get out early? Bliss!
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  • Mrs Woog

    That is a long time for my kids to whinge – but they can go for HOURS! Such a great way to start the day…

  • You totally AMAZE me……….I have trouble crawling out of bed at 6.30am!!!
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  • Paola

    I don’t know if you have the same saying which might sound horrible translated but goes: “Mornings have gold in their mouth”.
    And boy do you confirm it.
    I should also point out that GOOD beats BAD in your list.
    There you have it.
    Anyway, I bow to you, as I have no clue on how you can do it.