I get up at what I think is a fairly average time. But talking to others teachers and parents at D.S. school, I have realized it is fairly early.
Now to the good stuff, the poll!
Pre 7am is early? Maybe it depends on the stage of your life.
There was one wonderful year when I was a sahm and the kids' school didn't start till, like, 8:15am or something. That was divine. We'd sleep till 7:45, later sometimes. My impression was that most of my mom friends got up earlier.
Those days are gone! I don't need to be at work till 9:30, but I'm up by about 6:15. Get dh to the train station by 7am, go back home and get ds to school by 7:30.
School was a 6 minute drive away and we were late a lot. Seriously. I should qualify my original statement by saying that that was only one school year, and it was a bad year in other regards. I was depressed a lot and didn't have my sh!t together.
I'm a night owl and I've always had a horrible time getting up. For a while that year it was nice to have the luxury to take it easy and be late in the morning. Predictably, getting a better sleep habit (go to bed earlier, get up earlier) helped me feel better.
I voted between 6 and 7 because that's when I get up, depending on time of year. I get up with the sun so earlier in the summer, later in the winter. My dh gets up at 5 am regardless of time of year or when the sun rises. Dylan gets up at 7 am, usually by his phone which is also his alarm clock. I also go to bed around 11 pm; dh is usually in bed by 9; Dylan goes to bed at 10:30.
Mine used to be picked up at 5:50am, and she woke up at about 5:30 (showered night before). I got up at 5. Took the dogs out, made her breakfast and the rest of her meals for the school day (yes, mealS)), got her up and out to the bus. Four years of that. And I miss it now that it's over.
I get my daughter up at 630(ish) for school (she's out the door to the bus stop by about 710) and then try to have my boys up by 730 for their 805 bus. None of the kids like to eat breakfast so its basically just a mad dash to get dressed. Thankfully *I* dont have to be dressed. Normally i would just go back to bed after they leave but i have a 2 yo foster daughter who usually wakes up by 730 so thats out. Sometimes i nap when she takes her nap but that usually makes me feel worse.
In the summer when we dont HAVE to be up i'd rather get up after 930 (or..like...11am lol)....but now the kids are on this god awful school schedule so they even wake up early on weekends. I like to stay up at night til 2am (or later...but try hard to be in bed before 2) and its the only time i ever get time w/o kids. Last year when the boys were in preK that didnt start til 1230 we'd often sleep way late. I never thought they'd acclimate to an early school schedule but they did. They are actually in bed by 8-830 most nights which is totally crazy to me.
yes, pre 7am is early. There is no stage of my life in which waking before 7am will be anything other than horrifically EARLY. My son's paternal grandmother used to think we were soooo lazy because by 9am she'd already gone out to breakfast and run several errands by the time she cam a knockin' meanwhile we were dead asleep. What she didnt seem to get was that while she was snug in her bed at midnight we might be out at Denny's or the grocery store or hanging out at home wide awake getting stuff done or just watching tv or whatever. Different strokes.
Thanks for the laugh.
Although i get up pre 7am, and have done since ds started kindgergarten, (for the last 3 years) i still think there is something unnatural about getting up before dawn-it just aint right. However, my body has adjusted because i (and kids) go to bed ridiculously early, and yes, it is ridiculous, perhaps less so for them than for me.
My parents seem to think its normal. but they are in their 70's.