I am a morning person.
When my bedside alarm goes off (at 4:45 a.m. on weekdays), I immediately turn it off and hop outta bed. No snooze button here. I'm ready to start my day! Bring it on, world! Yee haw!
On the opposite end of the spectrum is Hubby. His bedside clock is set 10 minutes ahead of the actual time. On purpose. And when his alarm goes off..........
For a good 10 seconds. Until he groans, unburies his arm from under the blankets, and slaps haphazardly in the general vicinity of his snooze button.
He does this multiple times.
When he finally does arise, he stumbles around. He grunts.
[Disclaimer: Except if he happens to have an early golf tee time. Then? He's raring to go. No snooze button that morning - there's golfing to be done!]
[Funny how that works, huh?]
So you can just imagine the disconnect when we, well I, attempt to interact.
I fire off questions at him because hello? I've been AWAKE already for over an hour, which is plenty o' time to mentally run through our lives, our schedules, our day-to-day household stuff.
"Did you sign Eldest up for camp?"
"Do we need to change our withholdings? What did the accountant say?"
"Make sure you tell your mom that the boyz are NOT to play with the Wii Fit."
"Oh, and ask her if she wants to go to Disney on Ice." (Since Eldest firmly declared it was a show "for babies".)
"What's for dinner?"
If I'm lucky, I may get a head nod or two. That's about it.
And then I head out the door to work. Where Hubby and I maybe communicate via quick e-mails or phone calls a couple of times a day.
In the evenings? I. am. mush. I'm tired. I'm hungry. I just want to put on my pjs and bury myself in bed.
I'm the one who's moaning and groaning. In between yawning, that is.
I have no desire to talk about anything.
Thus, the (lack of) communication dilemma.
(And for the record? Eldest is like me - awake and eager most mornings. Middle is Hubby reincarnated. He needs a good half hour to sit with his thumb and blankie and chill out. And then there's Baby - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Happy some mornings and positively evil some others.)
Anyway, I'm thinking perhaps Hubby and I should just schedule a noon conference call each day. With an agenda of Matters to Discuss. (I would be the Chairwoman, of course. And I would insist on holding a gavel.)
So tell me. Are you a morning or evening person? What about your spouse?