Sunday, September 12, 2010
Here's what happened. When I had my first child, I was working from five p.m. to one or two a.m. I was tired in the mornings, so I trained my baby to sleep until nine or ten. By the time the second pod entered our lives, we were pretty set in our ways. I kept saying to myself that when the first was in school, we would be forced into a routine bedtime because he, and then, they would have a bus to catch.
Enter home school.
Dumb, dumb, dumb. They will never get up before seven. Ever. Ever.
I do not want them up before seven. Never.
We do better during some spaces in time and worse at others. We are in a bad way right now. I'm not sure what has happened, but it is 10:31 p.m. and my children are all awake. All of them. And I'm tired and grumpy and I don't want to be the mom any more today. But, here they are. All awake.
So I think I'm going to get them up at 7:30 tomorrow. We are going to go to the skate park and the playground and we're going to ride bikes and play tag. I am going to run them into the ground. They will be tired by 8:30. Then, maybe, I can get up early enough to have some Mom Time.
I'm going to need it, after a day like tomorrow.
Have you ever had to change your family's sleeping habits? How did you do it?
By the way, I'm still blogging about my K12 experiences over at The MotherShip Home Schools, if you're curious.