The other night, I was out with my friends, Helen, Kristine and her little people, O and Z, who are 6 and 3 respectively. We ate pizza while the girls wiggled all over us and our booth. Then they chased after our friend Stacie, who happened to be that night's waitress. All this before Mommy played "Barbie Girl" on the jukebox and the dance party started.
Their energy was adorable, electrifying and exhausting. They made the Energizer Bunny look like a slow poke. As I silently said prayers for Mommy Kristine, we discussed the fact that those girls can stay up all night.
"Maybe it's because they were born in the middle of the night. I was born at night too. And I can stay up all night," Kristine said.
"You think that has anything to do with it?" I asked.
"Well, when we were you born?" Kristine asked.
"I was born the morning. Maybe that's why I can't stay up past 10:00."
Helen elbowed me.
"That is," I cleared my throat, "When I'm not out with Helen."
"What about you, Helen?" Kristine asked.
"Well, that explains your cheerful morning sunshineyness." I grinned, fully knowing that although we both do our best work in the morning, the cheerful sunshineyness only revs up after breakfast.
"Explains yours too."
So, does it? We want to know. Before we launch an official scientific experiment, we figure we should do a little survey. Are people who were born at night "night owls"? And are people who are born in the morning, morning people?
4 years ago