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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Preschool Pointers - 33: Make Them Sleep on Your Schedule


For a long time I've been an avid supporter of 'the baby goes to bed when it's good for us.' For years now, that's been 9, 10, 11 o'clock at night. It shocks most of my friends when they're reminded of it because what kind of kid goes to bed at that time? Well, we're a "late family" I like to say. My husband works from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. so we're usually not even eating dinner until 9. Then the girls get dessert. Then they mess around for a billion years while I try to get them ready for bed and poof! 10:30.

Sadly, this is no longer working. Since nap has mostly evaporated, I end up with jerkfaces for the last three hours of the evening as they're so exhausted they're just about to die of it. Then in the mornings, they don't even want to get up. They're having breakfast right now. It is 11:15 a.m.

It's not going to work anymore. I need some time at night, and they're going to need to be at school at 7:45 a.m. next year. Meaning they'll have to be up at 6:45 a.m. Which is, like, five hours earlier than what we do now.


I have to follow my own rules now. Remember the original statement was 'the baby goes to bed when it's good for us.' Well, now a good time is 8 p.m. Not 11.

So, I'll scale it back. We'll get back to 10. Then 9:30. Then 9. Then 8:30. Throughout the summer. And I've got to keep up on the morning side, too. I have to admit, when it's nice and quiet in the morning, the last thing I want to do is go in there and rouse the troops. Particularly because they are cranky as teenagers in morning. But, it must be done. Today I did it by singing a showtune for them. That seemed to work. I'm sure it will lose its novelty eventually, but until then, well, use what you've got.

I've got a four-month-long project in front of me. Here's hoping I can do it!



  1. good luck momma! I've always done late bedtimes with the girls too, & luckily my oldest transitioned to school nicely. But lately being pregnant with a 1 year old still up at 11 has proven too much haha - 9:30 was the magic bedtime for her after some trial & errors!

  2. We're in the same boat... very late bedtime and it just isn't going to work anymore. Good luck!

  3. One of my Teen girls can be up at all hrs of the night and still get up and be at work for 5:00 am and then get to school on time. She is talented let me tell you lol.. Where my other Teen Girl needs still to be in bed by 8:30 pm and still has trouble being up at :6:30 am to meet her school bus for 7:50... So I just depends on them.. My wee ones are in bed at like 7 at the latest.. that way I can clean the place and get ready for it all over again the next day ... Good Luck! you will get there :)

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