I never know if admitting that I am a true Night Owl puts a label on my personality that might be considered a fault. I am a Night Owl. There. I've put it in print, no taking it back. I was raised by a Night Owl, I don't know if that has anything to do with my proclivity for staying up until the dawn, or it's just a coincidence. I do remember many a night sitting up late with my mom and my sisters solving life's problems or just laughing about the day. I remember when my aunt had come for a visit when I was a young bride and mother. I called my husband at about midnight to inform him I'd be out all night with my family talking. And we did; it's one of my best memories of time spent with siblings, my mom and my aunt.
My husband is a Morning Glory. Yep, you know them, perhaps you are one. They wake up whistling and happy and don't even need a cup of coffee to be running at warp speed. My husband crashes as I am rocketing into the atmosphere of night life. We are ships passing in the night, literally. Somehow we've made it work for more than forty years. I have been known to wake up early for things he wants to view, visit, accomplish...and he has done the same for me...in reverse. He will stay up late to view, visit, accomplish. The fact that neither of us are at our best while putting our not so best foot forward isn't lost but is overlooked in appreciation of the sacrifice.
It isn't that I can't function well during the day. I have raised a family of five children, driven car pools and worked full-time for at least half of my life. I go to morning breakfasts for grandkids and wake up early to travel. I meet my girlfriends most Saturday mornings for 'Girls in the Hood' breakfast. Sunshine isn't debilitating in my life, I'm not quite a vampire. It's just I may not be at my best until about ten a.m. Translates to shouldn't be trusted with dangerous items until about ten a.m..
There's the difference/rub. Night Owl vs Morning Glory....we each have our place in 'Time'.