Every so often my children take to waking up very very early in the morning. I used to really resist the pre-dawn wakeups, but as time as gone on I have come to accept and embrace them. When one or both wakeup before 5AM we come into the living room, I light a candle and we snuggle on the couch. As the sun rises we eventually blow the candle out and move on to making breakfast.
I dig my roots deeper to ground my children in the earth’s rhythms and I embrace the flow of their energy as they find their way.