Getting sleep

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

During the school year we would wrap everything up and get ready at a reasonable time. Friday and Saturday nights were our "stay up late" nights. Now that the kids are out of school we find ourselves staying up later and staying in bed for half of the morning. I don't want to fall into a night schedule.

I know what I should do, I should stop giving myself permission to stay in bed. Even if I go to bed at 1:00am I seem to naturally wake up around 6:30am everyday. I'm going to make it a goal to just get up out of bed instead of waiting for the rest of the household to stir. I'm sure that after a few days of 6:30 mornings, I'll want to go to bed at a decent hour in the evenings. I'll let everyone sleep until 8:00am then, if I have to use a fog horn, wake everyone up.

I think it'll be nice to have an hour and a half for some quiet, me time. My house is tiny and one of my rules are: no one is allowed to be in the kitchen when I'm cooking. No more hassle of someone trying to get a cup from the cabinet while I'm trying to take a tray of biscuits out of the oven. No more arguing of (me) "Don't eat anything, I'm cooking!", (child) "But when is breakfast going to be ready? I'm hungry." It will all be ready and on the table before they can rub the sleep from their eyes.

I will make this an effort to reach a goal until it becomes a habit. Wish me luck.

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