It's OK. I'm forcing myself to pray and read first thing in the morning.
As an aside, my oldest son was also an early riser...and I mean early: before 5 AM and raring to go, just like Mary. I remember hearing the sage advice of an experienced mom saying that mothers needed to get up at least a half hour before their children to have some personal time. She, obviously, did not have really early risers. I am an early riser, but I draw the line at 5 AM. I think it is unreasonable for anyone to be expected to get up before then, and my advice to mothers in that position is to have patience and teach your toddler his numbers as soon as possible. When he can identify the number 6, get him a digital clock for his bedroom and forbid him to come out until the first number is a 6. There is hope; you just have to wait three years and pray the next baby likes to sleep late.
After she gets bored with "See Tee" - which I think means "See TV" - she wants "bubbles" in the sink. She makes a mess, but at least I get time to read the latest love note from hubby.
Usually she stands on the step, but she recently learned that she could get higher by standing on the handle. And she has learned that she can continue onto the counter this way. After 6 kids, I've seen it all, but that doesn't make me much calmer when I look over and see her sitting 42" off the ground.