Thursday, March 17, 2011

Later and later

The first morning after setting the clocks ahead last weekend, the girls actually got up earlier than usual.  They had been getting up around 8:00, so one would think that they would have gotten up around 9:00 that first morning.  Nope.  7:00!  But, since then, they have been sleeping in later and later, and the last few days they got up around 8:40.  On one hand it's kind of nice, because, since they go to bed so late and don't take naps, I like to stay up late because that's my only "me" time, so it's nice to be able to sleep in in the morning.  On the other hand, it makes it hard to go anywhere in the morning.  Most of our mom's group meet-ups start at 10:00 or 10:30, and the last few days we've been in the middle of breakfast about then!

But I'm really tired of them staying up until 9:30 or 10:00, so I think I'm going to start getting them up earlier, in hopes that they'll, in turn, go to bed earlier.  My fear, however, is that they will just fall asleep in the late afternoon/early evening and still be up really late at night.  That happened yesterday, and I think it was around 11:00 when Kayley finally fell asleep (although she was quiet in her bed from around 10:00 on.  I was on the computer and thought she was long since asleep, went in there at 11:00 to turn the light off (I have to leave it on when I first put them to bed because Kayley likes to read) and was shocked to see her eyes were still open).  And if I do decide to force them up earlier, that means that I'll have to get up earlier, which means I'll have to go to bed earlier, which means I'll have very little "me" time at all.  But hopefully it would only last a few days and they would be adjusted to the earlier wake up time and be going to bed much earlier.

Sigh.  I'm so jealous of parents with "normal" children who go to bed at a decent hour!

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