Thursday, December 30, 2010

We're In For A Rude Awakening

We (we, meaning LaLa and I) are in for a rude awakening once school starts back up. She and I have both been staying up entirely too late at night. I have to admit, she is doing worse on the bedtime front than I am. She has been stalling bedtime until nearly 11pm for the last week. I am an adult, so I am allowed to stay up til 1am if I want. She is a child and should be in bed no later than 8:30pm tops (in my perfect world where there are unicorns, rainbows, pink kittens and sparkles all the time).

To say that we have been sleeping in a little would be an understatement. We haven't been getting out of bed until the God awful entirely too early hour of nearly 10am for the last week. I haven't been setting my alarm clock and I don't get out of bed until one of my kids prods me if my alarm isn't set. KiKi has been getting up at her normal weekend time of about 8:30-9am. However, KiKi isn't a kid that will prod me to get out of bed. She prefers to play quietly in her room until I get out of bed (the child is an angel, seriously, doesn't get into things, just plays in her room). So, I sleep. Then I get a crack of daylight peeking through my blackout curtains and know that it is entirely too late in the morning to be sleeping. Let's face it folks, I live in England, if there is light coming through your curtains on a winter morning, it is well past 9am. Then I prod LaLa out of bed, with her moaning about how she is "exhausted" and needs "just a few more minutes" .

So what I am basically trying to say is....Tuesday, January 4th, when the kids go back to school, LaLa and I are going to be in a world of hurt at 7am when the alarm clock goes off. Who wants to bet we are late to school?

13 comments:

MuddynoSugar said...
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MuddynoSugar said...

I am a little bit jealous. I have been getting lie ins till 7.30. Which is really late for my two. Normally 5 is the starting number. I s'pose mine do go to bed early. They just don't get the concept of lie ins.

notSupermum said...

This happens to us too, and everytime we have a school holiday I intend to keep everyone to a more reasonable bedtime/wake time. I never do. As I write this both daughters are still in bed and it's almost 10am. I should wake them up but I'm enjoying the peace and quiet. I'm a bad mother.

Amanda said...

You are not alone. It's 2 am where I am; the third time I've seen that time this week. The kids have been going to bed earlier than that, but we're all sleeping in late. (Even the 4- and 2-year-old. Yes, I am lucky.) My older two go back on Monday and I know it's going to be rough.

Irritatingly Optimistic said...

It's the other way round in our house. We are both up with the larks and the kids stay in bed - well Big Dude never really gets out of his other than to go to the toilet or plug in his phone charger.

I'll be getting mine up early on Monday though with the hoover if necessary (hahaha evil laugh)

Irish Gumbo said...

Yep, world of hurt for you! Seems a safe bet on the lateness :)

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