I homeschooled the children. 4 am was the only time I had an privacy at all! Not to mention you can get a whole lot of chores done when you don't have 5 little kids "helping you". LOL
Most days I get out of bed, make coffee and sit down and check my email and facebook. Normally, I will throw a load of clothes in the washer or do up any dishes that have accumulated overnight. Then I straighten up the downstairs. It drives me crazy to have it a mess.
If it's still early enough, I will jump on the treadmill or put in a torture (re: exercise video) DVD. I really hate exercising in front of the fam. It's not rational. It's just how it is.
Next up, breakfast. My friend Diane says I am the only mom she knows who still gets up and makes breakfast for the kids in the morning. I can't believe THAT'S true. How else do you get them out of bed? The smell of bacon frying or muffins coming out of the oven is better at waking up a kid then a glass of icewater over the head!
After attending to last minute, before school emergencies ("Mom! I'm out of lunch money." "Mom! Have you seen my flute?" That sort of thing) I throw the kids out the door, and run any errands I can get done first thing. If I have to leave home, that is generally all there's time for. If I can stay home, I usually have a project or 3 to deal with.
And that's my normal morning....How does yours go?