I did wake up early yesterday morning (not 5 am, but 6 am), and I started my exercise video. About ten minutes in, Ada also woke up early--sensing that I was awake, I suppose--so I caved and let her watch cartoons while I finished the video. Then, just as I was finishing, John also woke up early. As I told my mom, I was determined to "get a verse read," I am realistic; I knew that in depth bible study was not in the cards, but still, I needed a moment before the day officially began, so I put John in his high chair, gave him some fruit loops and water, started another cartoon for Ada, and I read my bible anyway, despite not being up alone before the rest of the house.
And this morning? Ada woke up before I even made it downstairs. I was still in John's room feeding him to insure that he would sleep through my 20 minutes of exercise, when I heard a little voice calling, "mommy, where are you?!!"
So, again, cartoons are on television, and I am going to sneak in my bible reading and exercise in between drink pouring, breakfast fixing, and baby feeding.