When I was an infant I slept like, well, like a baby. As a child, I always went to bed without argument at any time and rarely woke early. During my adolescent years, I would sleep 12-14 hours whenever I was given the chance. Even into adulthood, I function best on 9 hours of sleep and luxuriate to 10 or 12 if I can. I’m not one of those, sleep ’till noon kind of people. I have always been a [relatively] early riser, but I can go to bed as early as 8:30.
Now that we have kids, their bed time is 8:30 and my time to finish non-kid friendly chores, or talk to Leo keeps me up until 10:30 or 12 most every night. Simeon has always been up by 7:30 at the latest, but then we fell back. The season changed as they inevitably do and so did the time. Now he’s up at 6:30 and ready for the day. I pushed his nap and bedtime to the new hour, but his internal alarm is still going off at its usual time.
So tell me wise and experienced parents, how do I get him to change with the time? How do I hang on to the one precious hour I have left? For the love of all things good, help. Please, help. I do not have a self start coffee maker and I’m scared of drowning in the shower. If you see a woman in the grocery store sleeping with her face in the frozen peas, that’s me. Have pity, don’t bother waking me, I need my sleep.