Little early risers have become an increasing problem around these parts.
I know, I know "early to bed, early to rise" and all that. But that little saying applies to Mamas as well as to little boys, and this Mama likes to rise early for some time alone.
Getting up at 6:30 to discover bedrooms empty and living rooms full (of little boys) puts Mama a little on the grumpy side.
Early bedtimes, later bedtimes, naps, no naps... we tried it all. Is just a wee bit of alone time to get ready for the day so much to ask??
So I finally went through with an idea I saw on a long-lost blog months and months and months ago:
If the 'yellow hand' points to red? STAY IN BED.
If it points to green, you can get up and GO!
Our bathroom is now missing a clock, but hopefully I have regained my mornings.
So worth it.