Know what else is important to me? My husband. Studoc and I are like those annoying teenage romances where you want to be with each other every minute of the day and talk/text to each other all day because we miss each other all day. Sappy, huh? But seriously, even 4 1/2 years married and 1 kid later, we still cannot seem to get sick of each other and still participate in some puppy love rituals. Like, for instance, always giving each other a hug and kiss when one of us leaves the other. This is very important to us, especially since we don't see a whole lot of each other these days.
Enter my dilemma: Studoc leaves for school before I wake up. Do I have him gently wake me to give me a hug and kiss good-bye which makes it harder and sometimes impossible to fall back asleep? Or do I tell him not to say good-bye before he leaves so I don't lose out on precious sleep? Each night before bed I tell him whether or not to say good-bye to me in the morning so I can try it both ways. This may not seem like a big deal, but it makes a big difference in our day to briefly connect before our demanding days take over (also see above about being super lame in love with each other).
I guess I could go to bed eariler so that when he says good-bye it's not imperative for me to get those extra hours, just in case I can't go back to sleep. Sounds nice and easy....great advice, Mel. Top notch. Except for the fact that we're night owls no matter how hard we try to go to bed early! But that's another story...