My kids have some sort of internal alarm clock that will wake them up at some inhumane hour each morning, regardless of when they go to bed.
Maybe when they are teenagers, I will be yelling at them to wake up at noon. But, for right now, by noon, they’ve been up so long that I start wondering if it’s
wine o’clock dinnertime yet. On school days, this isn’t such a bad thing- we’re able to get out the door on time as long as I stay off twitter until after drop-off.
But, on the weekends, I want to sleep in. So much so that we usually go to church on Saturday nights instead of Sunday mornings.
The boys don’t see any reason to sleep in, though. And this mama
wants needs some extra beauty sleep.
Most mornings, the boys come running into our room, LOUD and asking for breakfast. But, I’ve found there are a few tricks to keep them out of our room and quiet, at least for a little while.
1. Let them know the night before that there are donuts or something equally as yummy and forbidden for breakfast the next morning. They will be little silent ninjas, trying to eat as many of the treats as they possibly can before one of their brothers finds them and they have to share or we find them and make them stop.
2. Set out paint or glue and glitter or playdoh on the kitchen table for them to play with. They’ll be too busy making a gigantic mess to wake me up.
3. Leave my iPhone sitting somewhere where they will easily find it. Angry Birds, Monkey Preschool Lunch Box, Bubble Bust, and Word Bingo are their current obsessions. Or, if that fails, even my 2 year-old knows how to FaceTime their uncle.
4. Put the tv on one of their channels so that when they turn it on, a show might hypnotize them for a little while. I rarely let them watch Cartoon Network, so if that is the channel I leave the tv on, that works best.
5. Lock the bedroom door and invest in earplugs.
Or maybe I should just give up and become a morning person. What are mornings like in your house?
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