The Punk Nugget, Driving a Fire Truck, Exhibit A.
So, Myer has never been one of those kids who sleeps in in the mornings. He has ALWAYS been awake before 6:00, except for a handful of rare occasions where he will “sleep in” until 6:30 or 6:45. This morning, for example, he woke up at 4:33. FOUR THIRTY THREE. In the AM!! It’s like I never should have even bothered going to bed!
I heard the pitter patter of his little feet and my first instinct was to try and hide somewhere. Like, I don’t know, in the closet or something? The laundry hamper? But of course, he would find me. In the pitch dark. Because of his superhuman mommy-location-senses.
I tried to stick him back in bed and pretend the whole thing never happened, but he was already WIDE awake singing “Bobby the builder!” at the top of his lungs and trying to stick his fingers in my mouth like he always does. What a lovely way to start a day, no?
Ezra was never like this… until Myer came along. He used to sleep in until 7 or 8 every single morning no matter what. But now, when he hears that Myer is up, he is up too, usually around 6:00 or 6:30. Apparently, he doesn’t want to miss out on any of the ‘sitting-in-the-dark-watching-cartoons’ action! It’s all so thrilling!
With this new baby on the way, I am feeling the urge to correct this early AM craziness. But I’m not sure how! I am at a loss! It seems like no matter what time Myer goes to bed, he is up before the sun.
Do any of you have kids that were this way? Any tips on how to get the bambino to sleep a little later? Or are some kids just wired this way? Have they located the internal alarm clock gene yet? Can I take him in for some gene-altering procedure where they set his clock back a couple of hours with some very small tweezers?
If you haven’t noticed already, I’m a bit delirious today.
Help me, Rhonda.
PS. I’m in LOOOOVE with this dress from Modcloth. One of you un-pregnant ladies should buy it and I will live vicariously through your adorableness: