The girls keep sleeping until 9:00 or 9:15 and I keep letting them because I like to sleep in, too, because I stay up kinda late (11:00, 11:30) because I like to read or watch TV or play on the computer for awhile after everyone else goes to bed. So this last week I've been getting up later than normal most days, like between 8:30 and 9:00 (one morning it was 9:20! What mom of small kids, stay-at-home or otherwise, can ever do that?). But then instead of getting the girls up then and there I like to get on the computer for awhile, so I let them sleep. Then they sometimes don't go to bed until 9:30 or later, which is why I have to stay up until at least 11:00 or 11:30 to have my alone time so then I'm unable to get up early enough to get them up earlier. It's a horrible cycle.
Today they got up at about 9:15. Surpringly, Olivia told me at 7:05 that she wanted to go to bed, but then she wanted to take a bath first so she ended up going to bed at 8:30. Kayley on the other hand, acted like she was going to go to sleep too, but proceeded to come out of her room a few minutes later (while I was engrossed in a movie) wanting a snack. Daddy was in the kitchen so I sent her down there for a snack, then she wanted to play so since it wasn't quite her normal bedtime I let her stay up to play for a bit. Then I put her to bed again and several minutes later she came out again, all dressed up in her princess garb. I put her back in bed and told her to stay there or else. Several minutes later she came out because she had to go poop. So she did, and I once again put her back to bed. This time I was so annoyed (but she couldn't help having to go to the bathroom, obviously) it was all I could do to not scream and wake Olivia. Olivia did stir several times during the repeated commotions but didn't really wake all the way. Now it's 10:00 and she's FINALLY quieting down, although I think I hear her reading quietly to herself. What I need to do is go to bed now, so I can get up early enough to have some time on the computer or with the Today show or whatever and still get them up before 9:00, but darn it, I like to have some "me" time in the evening after they finally go to sleep. I guess I might just have to start setting an alarm for the mornings. And part of the reason I end up sleeping so late is because I'm usually awake for a good long while when hubby gets up for work between 4 and 5, so it's not as bad as it sounds.
Anyway, off to finish my movie. It's now 10:22 and...oh my gosh. I was going to say she's just now quite but she came out AGAIN! She said she had to go potty and I didn't really believe her but I took her and sure enough she went. So I just put her to bed again and poor Olivia kind of woke up half way again. GO TO SLEEP!!!! It's 10:30! THIS IS MY TIME!!!!!!! LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!! GEES, I'm so mad and frustrated. I think tonight is a record as far as how many get-ups. I was going to do some wrapping tonight but it's so darn late and I'm so annoyed I just don't feel like it. I don't know when I'm going to get it done. Probably at the very last minute like always.