The benefits of getting up at 6:45 in the morning are..
That you (I) get to take a shower.
And sit at a table.
While you (I) eat breakfast.
Which is actual food (oatmeal) and not leftover candy, a cookie, or whatever your child (Lily) doesn't eat of their own breakfast.
You (I) get to have (fresh!) coffee and not reheated coffee that's been sitting in the fridge overnight (or longer).
And while you (I) are (am) sitting at that table you can check your email. And post to your (my) blog.
And have a complete thought or two.
Other than that, it kinda stinks.