Sunday, May 2, 2010

Wake up call

My son is not a sleeper. In my experience I breakdown babies and kids in two categories, good eaters and good sleepers. Good sleepers are kids who go to bed at their designated bed time and soundly sleep until morning, but when it comes to eating they are very finicky. My son falls into the other category, he has always been a sound eater, his problem is sleeping. As a baby he never napped and to this day does not require a lot of sleep. The worst part is no matter what time he goes to bed, he is up around the same time each morning, approximately 6:30am. 

All this basically means one thing, if he gets up early, I am up early. It would be a real treat to sleep in once in a while. This morning I woke to the familiar sounds of my son in his wake-up routine It was 6:00am. I got up, staggered into his room to say good morning. Then I did something I have not done for 10 years. I went back to bed and fell back to sleep! I woke up at 8:30am, the bright sun shining through the window and sounds of people out in the street. I rise up from the bed and walk into the living room. I see my son standing in front of the TV, waving the Wii remote like an symphony conductor and my wife reading and sipping her tea. This is going to be a good Sunday.


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