Whether you’re a morning person or more of a noon riser, a great routine is vital to a great day.
At just 6 years old, one New York City native has nailed the perfect routine and gone viral.
According to Today.com, author Alissa Holder shared a video of her son, Ayaan, “casually drinking” lemon and honey tea and reading at the top of his day: 6:30 a.m. In the clip, Ayaan sits at a little desk, peacefully going through his book in a sky blue polo and black pants.
“At first I laughed. Because…who does he think he is?” Holder wrote in the caption. “But then I realized that I’m glad he had this moment of calm and focus for himself before he starts his day at school.”
Holder added in the video this quiet moment in his routine comes after he has his morning cereal.
Viewers loved the clip on Instagram, and many commented about Ayaan’s mature approach to the start of his day.
“Whose 55 year old daddy is trapped in this baby? 😂 🤣 love this,” one user wrote.
“I love that his collar looks like the six year old dressed himself but the old man him needs his coffee and newspaper before work,” another playfully added.
Another commented, “Def Caribbean parents! 😂 💙.”
Holder explained to Today.com that Ayaan intentionally wakes up an hour before his two siblings, 3-year-old Alaïa and 5-month-old Asé.
“Ayaan likes his alone time, and he also enjoys a calm and relaxing morning. He does not like to be rushed,” she said. “So I’ll get him up early, and he’ll use the extra time to do a quiet activity.”
The author also puts a “self-care caddy” outside the 6-year-old’s door. The caddy includes Ayaan’s “essentials,” including lotion, face oil, and a book. The latter, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid by Jeff Kinney, is featured in the now-viral video.
Holder said Ayaan isn’t just thinking of himself; he’s also that way for others.
“He’s always been really kind and caring,” she said, adding that he loves entertaining Alaïa and Asé and “all kinds of sports.”
Plus, Ayaan is a big foodie. Holder has posted several videos of the rising star trying and reviewing foods around New York.
Holder’s book, I Am Amazing!, follows superhero Ayaan, who tries to help his friends reach new heights.