My daughter Clara, age 8, is very much like her Daddy. Up before the crack of dawn almost every day.
Recently I was telling my students about all the books she has been reading on historical figures, and one of my students asked how she gets so much done.
"She's up at 5:30 every day," I explained. "That gives her a couple hours every day before school to be productive. She reads a lot in that time."
My students were aghast. Most awake about half an hour before school.
Last Saturday, Clara declared her love for the weekend, saying that on Saturday mornings, she can "sleep in."
"When was the last time you slept in?" Elysha asked.
"Today," Clara reported. "I woke up at my usual time, and then I closed my eyes for another 3-5 minutes."
Three to five minutes. My definition for "sleeping in" as well.