I’m a morning person — not necessarily because I’m one of those genetic freak shows that functions better in the early hours, fueled only by the bliss of a rising son, Goji tea and Mother Gaia’s soothing embrace.
I’m a morning person because if I don’t wake up a good hour before the rest of the house to prepare for the day, the morning rush usually becomes the kind of frenetic blur that leaves me feeling on edge all day, as if I can never catch up.
Before my wife and daughter wake up, I need to consume a metric hogshead of caffeine, read the newspaper, check my email, make a lunch, make family breakfast, gather school supplies and check off the first 1/8 of that day’s to-do list.
In order to begin all this, I first need to sneak out of bed.
This used to be problematic with a spring mattress that always wiggled and cried when I tried to sneak out, forcing my wife to flail and grumble.
“Wha?! What are you doing?!”
As I mentioned earlier, we got a free Serta iComfort mattress and I have to say, aside from the actual sleeping bits, one of the greatest benefits is the ability for me to sneak quietly out of bed in the early morning. This is especially important right now, in the fall, when the clock says it’s time to get up and do stuff, but the morning darkness says there’s still plenty of time for dream-induced drooling.
With the mattress, when I move, my wife’s side of the bed doesn’t jiggle. When her side doesn’t jiggle, she doesn’t also wake up early and then spend the rest of the morning shooting me daggers. She remains blissfully unaware of my morning stealth, while I get to stagger downstairs to fumble at the coffee machine and then slowly start the nine billion things that will get us all moving and ready to start the day.
Win win. Win win win.
How on earth do you deal with the morning rush?
Sponsored post: Thanks again to Serta for the mattress, which I’d shiv you for if it ever came to that. (It probably won’t, but let’s not find out, OK?)