Hod has always been a night owl. Me, not so much. Not that I don't enjoy staying up, but growing up I was trained to be an early riser. While I was in high school I always had somewhere to be by 6 am on school days. You would think I would sleep in on Saturdays to make up for it. Not so my friend! Saturday mornings my Dad always went to an early session at the temple. He got home between 8 and 8:30 am. I always knew I had to be awake by the time he got home. Then, during the summer my Mom would wake us up by 8 to read scriptures. There was no sleeping in at my house.
When we were first married this resulted in Hod trying to get me to stay up late, and me being lonely in the mornings. It was no good.
#1 is much like me. She goes to bed by 8 pm, and she is up by 8 am.
Turns out #2 is like her Dad. Late nights and late mornings. This was proving to be problematic for me. I was going crazy staying up late with one kid to turn around and get up early with the other.
Not anymore. Hod now stays up with #2, I go to bed early, and I get up with #1 while Hod sleeps in.
I like it when we can work together on this parenting thing and we both get what we want.