I'm feeling exhausted. Son 2 has decided that it is cool to get up between 5 and 5.30am, almost every day. A recent lie in to 6.30 was a luxury.
We don't know what wakes him. A neighbour does drive off in a van at a ridiculously early hour, but that is around 4am. I sometimes stir and hear the vehicle but go straight back to sleep. Does that disturb Son 2 as well?
Because he can't be left unattended I have to get up too. Now strangely at Christmas, when he was sleeping better, I went through a phase of waking at 5am myself. I had a huge burst of creative energy and wrote a significant chunk of my novel on those mornings, before anyone else rose for the day.
But now I'm too tired to contemplate early morning writing. I just crave a shot of caffeine, not least to damp down the muscle spasm I usually have on waking. And I need to find something even more effective to cover my dark shadows.