Isaac Lee

Isaac Lee is 8 years old.

Isaac Lee wakes up at 4 AM every morning.

His first class at school starts at 8.

This is supposed to be a secret. I’m breaking my promise right now.

Isaac Lee wakes up at 4 AM every morning because he wants to play.

He wants to play for 2 hours before he needs to get ready for school.

Sometimes, it’s hard to wake up. He’s too tired.

So while in bed, he rubs his temples – in a circular motion - to wake himself up.

This forces him up.

I asked him what he plays at 4 AM every morning.

This is what he said.

“I build Legos, whistle quietly, roll around on the floor, and eat fruit from the refrigerator.”


Every morning at 6AM, his dad comes into his room to wake him for school.

Right before he knocks, Isaac hops back into bed and pretends to be asleep.

Or else, he’ll get in trouble.

Isaac Lee is 8 years old and this is a secret.


He might be the most disciplined person I’ve ever met.