The Best Time of Day…

The best part of the day is in the dark of the morning. My husband has already gone to work; my children are still sleeping (if I’m lucky). I pour hot, black coffee into my favorite mug and sit down on the living room couch to fully wake up.

No, wait, when my daughters come tip-toeing downstairs in their penguin nightgowns, their hair still rumpled from sleep and their movements slow and sleepy, that is the best part of the day. They sidle up next to me for their morning hug, and then run downstairs for a little morning TV.

But there’s nothing like dropping them off at school, either. Then I can breath a sigh of relief. Lunches have already been made for the day, homework and library books are safely in backpacks, and the morning rush is over. Then it’s off to teach all morning with my preschool class. I’m so grateful to have a job I love.

And isn’t it nice to be able to come home for lunch? I have the whole afternoon ahead of me to get some things done that need doing. Laundry, grocery shopping, etc. Tasks I don’t necessarily enjoy, but one of the benefits of having a part time job is having the time to get them done!

I love picking my girls up from school and talking to them about their day. I’ve missed them, you see.

There are some parts of my day that are not the best. Making dinner is one of them. It’s not that I don’t like to cook; I actually do. It just that making dinner every night gets a little…tedious. As does washing the dishes afterwards.

Yet there is nothing better after a long, hard day than stretching out under my warm, down comforter in my soft, cozy bed, and turning out the light.

I may have had a little difficulty choosing the best part of my day.

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What’s the best part of your day?

 

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14 Responses to The Best Time of Day…

  1. Sweet post….I love getting under the covers at night. We are flannel sheet people. We use them year round even here in Southern California.
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  2. Kat says:

    This is perfect because as I’ve been reading all these entries I found myself agreeing with ALL of them, “Oh I love early mornings” and then “evenings relaxing are the best”…”nothing beats those hugs when the kids come home from school!”

    Your post perfectly sums up my thoughts. I guess I love it all too as long as it’s running somewhat smoothly!
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  3. Gracielle says:

    My favorite part of the day is coming home from a long day’s work. As soon as the kids hear me unlocking the front door, they run over to greet me with big bear hugs and lots of kisses! My second favorite part of the day is right after they have gone to bed. My mind races on what I could do with my time – oh the possibilities! Take a hot shower, write, watch TV, read a book…
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  4. Tina says:

    Sounds like you have lots of “bests” in your life. That is wonderful!

  5. MJ says:

    Aw, I love this! It sounds like your days are filled with lots a wonderful moments, and then dinner ;) I can totally relate to that!
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  6. I think it’s different on different days. Tomorrow, school drop off will be awesome because they have been home so many days this month. :-) I always love looking in on them one last time before I go to bed. Theya re so peaceful, quiet, an still when they sleep.
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  7. SuziCate says:

    I agree…there’s something really nice about enjoying that first cup of black coffee ALONE before the rest of the house wakes up! I enjoy the rest of the day, too, but isn’t it nice to start the day this way?

  8. janicead says:

    Hearing the coffer grinder going in the mornings or the tea kettle whistling. Getting the housekeeping chores done so I can play on the computer. Having my husband snuggle his warm legs up to my cold toes when I come to bed. And of course, reading your blog. 0:)
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  9. Kim says:

    I love when my boys get home from school – I try to be here and drop everything and they sit and tell me all about their days. (amazing since they are 7th and 9th graders!!)
    And, there are many nights when I get into bed that I truly say, “Ah!!! Best feeling ever!
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  10. My favorite time of the day would be when I get home from work. I clean up my lunch containers and head downstairs to run or strength train. I guess you can say any part of the day when I am not at work!
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  11. Tamara says:

    Yes, but it’s understandable! So hard to choose. I like post preschool dropoff where Des and I can relax and eat in the mid morning.
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  12. Jenny says:

    I love that the best part of your day continued with you through it! What a wonderful thing to realize as you reflect on your day. Thanks for giving me a reason to pause and reflect. There are many good parts to my day, too!
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  13. I actually had to do a post awhile back for FTSF linkup and I pretty much answered this one the same way and had trouble deciding which part of the day was actually my favorite, too. So hard really to choose :)
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  14. Lisa says:

    It’s so hard to pick a favourite time of the day. Little moments stand out through out the day – the hugs and kisses from my daughter when I drop her off at school or say good night, how much she enjoys reading stories together, and when she wakes up in the morning – even if I’d really rather be sleeping in.

    Enjoyed your post. :)
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