Before you were born we had a fairly solidified morning routine, which included a ritual walk with the dogs and then a mad scramble to get ready and out the door in time to catch the bus; we were never early risers. Since we’ve had you we’ve been much more flexible, allowing our schedule to be 100% driven by you. Some mornings you wake up in the 5 o’clock hour, and sometimes you’ll let us sleep well into the 7 o’clock hour. Most mornings lately you wake up around 6. If the weather’s nice and you wake up early enough, we all go for a walk. It was way too cold today for a walk with you, so your dad took the dogs and you and I stayed here. You played and I baked muffins. Your dad got home and we each got ready for work then we all enjoyed the fresh muffins. We commented on how much we got done before our workday even began. I replied that it’s easy to get a lot done when we get up so early!