Sunday, April 06, 2008

Bye, Summer...

When you don't have young kids, you welcome the end of Daylight Saving Time because it means you get a sleep-in on the first morning after the clocks go back.

When you do have young kids, all it means is that they are suddenly needing to go to bed when it's only about 6pm.

I was intending to keep TLM up till 6.30 tonight (she has been going to bed at 7pm Daylight Saving Time), but she got so stroppily tired that it ended up being a little earlier than that. It'll take a week or more of gently pushing the envelope (so to speak), before she's back to a 6.30-7pm bedtime, I think.

Once I start working, I'll be facing the prospect of rustling her straight into dinner, bath and bed, right after I get her home from daycare - and with no time for parental playtime in between. Summer, I'm missing you already.


Angela said...

If I would let Gregory stay up till midnight I think he would quite enjoy it.
I know he would be cranky but he would be able to stay up late.
I usually put him to bed around 8:30 pm and he usually wakes up between 6:30 and 7 am.
It is also pretty easy to get him to bed as long as he gets a book and some water.

The loss of playtime was one of the hard parts when I had to go back to work.
I am just lucky (or not) that Gregory is a good night owl.
Oh yes and if he reawakens around midnight or 1 am he goes back to bed pretty easy.
Daddy gets home around midnight when he works late.

Maybe TLM’s schedule will change when you start going to work though. I am sure she will want more momma playtime.

Angela said...

One more thing on that long comment.
Gregory takes a 2-3 hour nap every day. So, that may have something to do with it.
I don't know if TLM is still napping.

Violet said...

Yes, I'm sure those long naps have a lot to do with it. TLM only naps every 3 days or so (and usually only for 90 mins), but she sleeps a good 13 hours during the night.