I slept in until 8 am this morning and while normally I would beat myself up about it, I'm not going to do that anymore.
I say, get your sleep while you can! Why in the world would I purposely wake up before the kids when I can blissfully slumber in my bed? With three kids there have been far too many nights of nursing babies non-stop and getting waken up earlier-than-should-be-allowed-by-law mornings. Now that all of my kids are at the ages where they sleep in their own beds, do not need my boobs for sustenance and are quite able to sleep for eight hour or more stretches I should be basking in my ability to not wake up when I don't want to.
Yes, I know if I woke up earlier on the days where I don't have to work I could get so much more done around the house before my little monsters awake, but honestly at this point in my life that extra load of laundry, or cleaning the bathroom or doing some freezer cooking is just not worth it. Why is it as moms we feel we need to be super efficient at all times? I think it is a great thing to just stop the rat race of life and sit back and enjoy things and live in the moment.
My next day to sleep in is Friday and I can't wait! Plus, from what I've read, getting a full night's sleep is great for your health so by not getting up I am definitely bettering myself : )