Monday, February 27, 2012

Confession: My Kids Are Sleepers

I hope this post doesn't make any of my readers jealous, but I have to confess that my kids are great, late sleepers.  I have several friends with kids who wake up super early every morning - by 5:30 or 6:00 - even on the weekends and during summer.  I am so thankful that my kids don't do that!

Megan is the earliest riser of my bunch.  When left to her own devices, she usually gets up around 7:00.  Rachel and Emily sleep a little later, typically waking up around 8:00.  However, they have both been known to sleep even later than that.  It is not uncommon for me to have to wake Emily up on the days she goes to preschool which starts at 9:00 and we almost always have to wake Rachel up on Sundays so we can get to church on time.

There is a down side to their sleepiness, though.  School mornings can be a struggle.  Right now, of course, Rachel and Megan are in elementary school.  Their alarm clocks go off and 6:30 and have yet to actually wake them up.  I still have to go in, shake them a little, turn on a light, and then re-check.  They can be rather slow and grumpy which makes getting them out the door by 7:15 a real joy! ;-)  When my hubby is home, Emily just sleeps right through it all.  He travels, though, and when he is out of town I have to literally pick Emily up out of the bed and plop her in the minivan at the last possible second.  I can only imagine how our mornings will go next year when Emily starts kindergarten and has to get up and at 'em just like the other two!  I do have to say that Rachel has really turned a corner this year.  In the past, waking her up in the mornings has been HORRIBLE!  It has involved tears, yelling, and frustration.  Although her alarm still doesn't exactly wake her up, I now only have to go in one time to get her moving and she is usually semi-cooparative.  Trust me, this is a HUGE improvement from the past few years.

Please don't consider these complaints, though.  Given the choice between early risers and these late sleepers, I would choose the sleepers every time!  You see I am not much of a morning person myself.  If my kids woke up at 5:30 on Saturdays and vacation days, I might just shoot myself!  If you are a parent with some of those early risers, my apologies (unless you, of course, are an early riser, too).  I assure you that I appreciate these sleepy girls more than you can imagine!

Now, you will just have to pretend there's a picture of the big one asleep.  She really is just as angelic - unless, of course, the camera flash wakes her up.  Then she is mad like you have never seen and I just wouldn't risk it!

Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory  
Please take a second to vote!

1 comment:

Shoes said...

My boys were 5:30 risers for a long time but now it has shifted to 6 or 6:30 which we are thrilled about. We consider ourselves lucky because they almost always go to bed at 7 or 7:30 every night with no complaints.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...