Tuesday, August 2, 2011

R.I.P. naptime

For most of Luke's life, he's been a good sleeper. The kid can sleep through anything - which I largely attribute to all the nighttime drama that has occurred in Will's bed right across the room. He learned to sleep through things, or risked not sleeping at all!

Since we moved into this house, Luke hasn't slept very well. He fights going to sleep at 8p (which has been bed time for many years), gets up to go potty often just to see what we're doing after he goes to bed, and seems to get up earlier and earlier each day.

Today he woke up at 4:58a. Bright eyed and rearing to go.

I grabbed his pillow and blanket and put him on the floor in our room... because Will (unlike Luke) sleeps exceptionally lightly and I didn't want to risk Luke waking Will up. When Nate got up around 5:30, Luke chatted his ear off and wanted to take a shower with Daddy, watch Daddy shave, get dressed with Daddy...

For those of you who do not know it, my husband is not a morning person. In fact, he is the most non-morning person I may have ever met. Luke's chipper attitude isn't met with a lot of excitement from Daddy. But that doesn't seem to affect Luke and his ample morning energy.

Early next week, Luke goes back to his pre-K program. Only this school year, he moves from the AM to PM class. Which means that he'll go to daycare in the morning, get picked up on the bus around noon, go to pre-K until 3p, and then go back to daycare. At Luke's daycare, naptime is 1-3p. He'll get back right as all his friends are rousing from their naps.

R.I.P. naptime! I think the first couple of days are going to be tough on Luke. But in all truthfulness, he's been showing us for several months that he is nearing the end of his naptaking days. The school schedule just forces our hand.

And maybe will let him sleep in on weekends? I don't know, maybe until some late hour like... 6:30a!!!

1 comment:

Karen said...

Tyler's bedtime is between 8 and 9 PM and he wakes up between 6:30 and 7, usually. He sleeps like a rock, like Luke, and I am NOT a morning person. I was so glad when he could entertain himself between 6:30 and 7:30 ;).