Cliff is not a morning person. He loves to stay up late into the night, and wake up late in the morning. If he ever had to wake up early, he is groggy and grumpy for a long time. I used to get up every morning and make him a double shot espresso so he’ll be alert enough to drive to work. Even with a few shots of caffeine, he is not a happy camper early in the morning.
But Joshua changed him. Joshua is a morning person. Well, maybe all babies are, but this guy definitely likes to get up early. His internal alarm clock goes off at 6 am every morning. Sometimes a bit earlier, sometimes a little later, but mostly it’s 6 am. It has been this way for a few months now.
Cliff decided that in order for him to spend any time with Joshua during the day, he will need to get up at 6 am with him. That way they have a couple of hours together before Cliff has to go to work. I wasn’t going to deny Cliff the pleasure of getting up at 6 am every day. I am such a good wife! Ha!
So every morning, Joshua wakes up around 6 am, and Cliff goes to pick him up from his crib. What surprises me is that Cliff is very cheerful with Joshua at that time in the morning. He talks to Joshua and coos over him, all WITHOUT coffee! At 6 am!
The only reasonable explanation I can come up with is that Cliff is totally in love with Joshua. No other person or strength of caffeine has ever had this effect on him. Only Joshua has the power to wake him up so early and actually make him happy.