I’ve always hated to wake up in the mornings. I obviously want to wake up rather than the alternative, but you know, sleeping in is fun. Now that I am past the days where I can choose when I wake up, I always get up earlier than I want to.

Guess what? It’s not as bad as it seems. Most mornings, I end up bringing Cora to bed with me for at least an hour before we get up for the day. We fall back asleep, and then “we” wake up when Cora gets up. Guess what she does? She stirs and then stretches or sits straight up. Immediately after that, while she’s still rubbing her sleepy eyes, she smiles really huge and waves at me. She keeps smiling and waving and says, “HEY!”

How can I complain about that?!