Sunday, March 29, 2009

My Alarm Clock

When we had Kaylani, I didn't think that I would ever need my alarm clock again. She was supposed to be our alarm clock replacement, and would wake us up each and every morning. And every now and then, it actually works like that. Daddy's alarm clock would be set for 6:30am, but Kaylani would cry out at 6am which was close enough to get out of bed and start the day.

Everyone can relate to the frustration with waking up minutes before their alarm clock is scheduled to go off. It brings on the feeling that you missed out on a few extra minutes of sleep before you had to get out of bed (or should get out of bed). Or if you're like Mommy, you try and sneak in a few more minutes of sleep before the alarm goes off, whether it's 1 minute or 30 minutes. Now though, it's a different feeling if the alarm clock actually wakes us up.

At this point, the alarm clock going off means we've missed out on a chance to sleep more. Sure we only set it if we have something to do, but it means that something other than Kaylani woke us up. And if something other than Kaylani woke us up, it means that she's still sleeping and we're not. Thus, the missing out on a chance to sleep some more.

There's no real way to change the way we look at things. If we don't set an alarm clock, then we'll miss out or be late for things that we've planned on doing. I guess we could clear out our morning schedules, but we just never know if she's going to wake up an hour before our alarm, or an hour after our alarm. Looks like we'll just have to adjust to the fact that waking up to our alarm clock is going to be just a little bit worse than waking up minutes before it. Sure didn't see that coming.


Tommy said...

People wake up before their alarm clocks?

JonnyTam13 said...

Us non-"insomniatics" do...