It's 6:03am. Dark as night outside. And icy cold. I've been jostled from my sleep by the sounds of a waking babe waaaaaahing his presence known, demanding milk and a fresh diaper. I roll over and hope that my better half will stumble out of bed to serve his highness.
After seven minutes, he still hasn't stirred (likely also secretly awake and hoping his better half will swoop in and feed the baby chick). I peel off our three layers of covers and shiver as my toes feel the frosty morning air. For a second, I consider jumping back in under the down comforter to snuggle until I can't take the screaming anymore. Good thing my better instincts take over. I shuffle with one eye open into the kitchen.