It is 6am.
The calm before the storm.
Does everyone else have this period of time? You know, that small matter of minutes between when you finish your morning chores and the kids wake up? That tiny period of time when you can sneak just one more cup of coffee before it all takes off at a flying leap?
I love this moment. It never lasts long, and frankly, some mornings, it doesn't exist at all, but it is beautiful when it is here. The time is yours, and is only halted by the sound of feet hitting floor up above you. That's when the mad dash to be the first to get down stairs, the first for the biggest blanket, the ONE who gets the blue cup...when it all begins.
I know that I should fill this time for productive events. Or at least eat breakfast. But the cup of coffee and banana from 4:30 will have to do for now. 'Cause I am not getting off this couch until the house wakes up. The kids are sleeping and the animals are cared for. And for now, that is enough.
All is quiet.