Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sleep Habits to Learn From

Now, don't be envious....I know it will be hard, but try, try, try. You see, Mr. KIR and I love to sleep in. When we were blissfully without young'ens, we slept in on weekends. Then, our Pony girl showed up. She was a "non-sleeper" from day one. She gets up early and naps have never been her thing. We tried to change her. Really we did! We put mood music in her room, darkened her windows and let her have a pacifier. Nope, she is an early riser. (I must blame the genes in my family for this as my brother is also an annoying early bird!) Sweetums came along and we thought maybe we had a sleeper. Nah, sleeping-in to her means 7:15am (and yes this means Pony Girl gets up BEFORE this--way before this to be exact). Little Man? Nope, he is as bad as Pony Girl--maybe worse. He insists on poking Mr. KIR and I with little fingers and cars and such upon his early entrance into our cozy bed. Some days I think people with teenagers who won't get out of bed have it made! Our night time routine is a calm and peaceful fight. We do all the right things... bathe at 7:00pm, followed by brushing of teeth, stories, scriptures and kneeling family prayer. Each child is then escorted to bed, helped (if still needed) in saying personal prayers and tucked in and kissed good night. So it can't be that. What could it be then? Can You guess why they get up so early, because we have no idea.


5 comments:

Robin and Don said...

I'm blogging about this!

Lynne said...

Hillarious

missy said...

I don't know, that pillow looks pretty soft.

Marci said...

Your kids do get but way too early! Jackie, I'm sorry you don't get to sleep in! Carson was a dream when she was little, she still is. One day she slept in til 11 am! Morgan, not as good, but if we a real quiet around here, he'll sleep in til 8:30 am.

Life with boys... said...

oh how I feel the pain Jacks, the boys are the same way, we are up at 6:30 every morning and on a good day 7, grrrr. So my current statement is I can't wait until they are teenagers and want to sleep in/all day. I figure by that point my poor body will be trained to wake up so darn early and then it's payback time, hehehe!