A change of pace

It was a little quiet at our place this morning.

I can’t say that I’m a morning person but I do get up reasonably early. It takes me quite some time to turn into a human after I crawl out of bed. I tend to sit down and let my body adjust to the fact that I’m no longer ‘officially’ asleep.

Our son James, on the other hand, is definitely a morning person. Within seconds of getting out of bed he can launch into long winded and involved conversations. Conversations? Maybe monologues would be a better description.

I generally just sit there trying to take in what he’s saying, grunting at the appropriate moments.

It was a bit different today. He was away at a school sleep over.

While I don’t always take in everything he tells me before six o’clock in the morning, I do enjoy that time with him. It’s generally just him and me and so that time is precious, even if it doesn’t feel like it on some occasions.

This morning I just sat for a while then went about organizing my day. It wasn’t quite the same.

I do wonder how his classmates and his teacher coped with the early morning discussions today.

What’s it like at your place? Do you have a mixture of morning people and night owls? Can you spring out of bed in the morning ready to start the day or do you take time to wind up?

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

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  • Fortunately, here at our house, my husband and I are on the same wave lenght. We are both early risers and we can jump into a lively conversation right upon arising.

    I would hate to live with someone who is a bear in the morning.


  • I smiled when I heard you say this on radio, it was very sweet!
    Same here, they drive us nutty some days and then the minute their gone you miss them.

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