Okay, I'm now hoping to absorb some of your good starts through osmosis!
It wouldn't be so bad except that ds isn't a napper, and when he gets overtired (which he already was at 8am due to his early start), he finds all sorts of mischief to get into. You would think he wouldn't have the energy to be so creative!
My two younger girls were both up by 7:00am, so they, too, are tired and grumpy -- holy man. It took dd#3 close to an hour to decide what she wanted for breakie b/c she was too tired to make the decision. She kept screaming at me to get it for her, though (before she decided what to have).
Dd#1 is gone camping for the weekend, and we are all missing her like crazy.
She will be home tonight, and hopefully once our family is all together again we will be in a much happier place. Dh is working this weekend, too, so we're feeling that absence as well.
I wish I could come up with something fun and fabulous to put us all in a better mood, but on the 3 hours of sleep I got I'm pretty drained...