My little girl gets up bright and early, every single day. Her inner alarm clock is set at 4:30 am, which isn’t so bad these days because the sun is already on its way up during the summer. (It was freezing cold and pitch black during the winter.)
But today, my early bird decided to get a head start and wake up before the sun came out. Groggy and disoriented, I followed her into the dark living room where I was sure I would pass out on the couch.
But as the sun started to rise, we started to see shadows across the floor and beautiful natural light coming through the windows. Together, we inspected the spots with the best light and played with our shadows as we waited for the rest of Tokyo to wake up.
It was a magical morning that only those with early bird toddlers get to experience. A morning that I’m sure I will never forget.