I. can't. get. these. kids. to. bed. on. time.
I drag the little ones through the day, making sure they don't nap, waking them at the slightest droopy eye.
And I smile inside, "Tonight's gonna be the night that they get back on their schedule and I have some mommy time".
Yeah, I'll admit towards the end of school we slacked off with proper bedtimes.
But, now that it's summer and we are outside doing things, playing, going to the beach, in pools...
I thought they would sleep like logs.
But they just come up with excuse after excuse.
They need a drink, they want to ask one question and then of course, they need to use the bathroom.
And I get cranky.
I mean cranky.
And I get loud and they giggle and run to their rooms.
And by the time they go to sleep all I have energy for is ..
yep, you guessed it,
to go to sleep.
This one wants to read books and play with little trinkets at night, but is usually the first one up in the morning and super tired.
And these two, I don't know where to begin.
Yes, I do.
Why do they insist on sleeping together and keeping one another up, when they have bunk beds?
Well, I'll keep plugging along and trying to get these kids to bed on time.
Hey, here's another one for you:
Do you have a tween/teen who wants to go to bed late?
Apparently, it's not cool for them to go to bed at 8:30.
So, she needs to be all up in my grown-up time.
And don't get me wrong, I enjoy the one on one talk time, but is anyone in this house going to go to bed at a decent time?
And what about your kids, are they on a different summer schedule?
I gotta go, I'm tired....