DAILY POST: New Dawn – How often do you get to (or have to) be awake for sunrise? Tell us about what happened the last time you were up so early (or late…).
I love to sleep. If life would have allowed, I could have slept in until at least 10:00 o’clock every morning, maybe even later. Alas, leisurely mornings were never in store for me.
From early childhood, my Kindergarten days to be exact, mornings began before sunrise, first with a nudging from my mother, then verbal prompting and finally yanking my little body from slumber. Of course my school day did not require that I awaken so early, being part of a six-sibling family did.
The older children had first dibs on using the bathroom and by the time it was my turn, my brothers had left puddles of water everywhere – beneath the sink, on the sink, on the mirror and there was not a dry towel to be found. Breakfast in the kitchen was just as unsettling as my brothers scarfed down their scrambled eggs and toast. A little kid had to be careful to not be trampled by them after they finished their breakfast and hurried back to the bathroom to brush their teeth and slather on more Brylcreem. It was a crude existence. A fight for survival!
The morning havoc continued in this manner throughout the school years, giving brief reprieve during summer months when daylight would greet waking eyes and bathroom congestion was non-existent.
Those school years are long behind me now, lots of sunsets and sunrises have come and gone and I still enjoy any opportunity where I can sleep in until after the sun has risen. Maybe someday, sleeping in will become my norm.