Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dinner, or just a late Breakfast...

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I think if you read my blog for even a little bit, you learn that we are a family that doesn't adhere to strict rules, schedules, or stuffy traditions.  I mean, I am the mom to a clever 2 year old insomniac, and to a sassy 9 month old who also thinks sleep is way overrated. How can I uphold schedules, and rules when I am barely keeping my eyes open?

It has been impossible to get either one of my kids on a sleep schedule.  Most nights we (all 4 of us) don't head to bed until well after midnight or 1 am.  I've often had people tell me, "Well if you can just get them to go to sleep earlier, they'll wake up earlier..." and "Don't let them take naps during the day, and then they'll be tired at night."  Well guess what? My kids don't nap during the day, and they still don't go to bed early.  My guess is, they get their crazy from their dad. Hehe. 

After two years of flying by the seat of your pants kind of parenting, I have decided to stop trying so hard to adhere to everyone else's normal.  We have our normal. Going to bed late. Waiting till 2 or 3 PM for my son to wake up from sleeping in.  Not being able to leave the house and run errands until it's quitting time for most people.  You know, the exact opposite of "real normal." 

But at least it's working for us, right...? For now anyway. 

5 Awesome Things About Having Kids Who Don't Follow Schedules/Rules/Traditional Kid Things

1. I might not always be able to tell you what happened on Regis and Kelly, but I can name every guest that was on the Jimmy Kimmel show the night before. 
2. I never have to deal with morning traffic. Or after school traffic. 
3. Grocery shopping at midnight with two littles can be fun. Or at least that's what I tell people.
4. So what if some of the stores I want to visit close before 5 PM.  That just means we're saving money.
5. And on more than one occassion, breakfast at dinner time, really was exactly that. 

There's nothing better than French Toast and Bacon at 6 o'clock at night, is there?


Kimberly said...

So without being crazy stalker-ish, can I just tell you that for this post I love you?? My kids don't follow a "normal" schedule either. I used to feel bad about it, like I was being a bad mom for not adhering to a strict early rising, early naptime, early bedtime schedule. But my kids aren't early sleepers, or early risers. I've tried it, but they just turn into a complete ball of cranky brats. So now I follow their schedule, what works for them (and essentially us) and life is so much easier!

Maggie S. said...

Absolutely nothing, but I know that bacon in the syrup was your husband's plate. EEuh.