OK, I know that the time change is supposed to now work in my favor… but I forgot how, because we were awake at 5am – just awake and out of bed and everything.
I remember when we sprung forward I thought that was bad… So this is better? How exactly?
So if our 6am is now 5am then it seems I’m going to have to go to bed at 10pm not 11pm….
Hmmm…. or do I put S to bed later? But that never works for him. He’s one of those kids who just wakes up EARLIER the later he goes to bed.
Seriously. HOw do I work the time change to my advantage??
I’m pretty sure my extra hour was the time when I was trying to make quinoa (that Spenser eventually tried and spit out… but at least he tried it) and Spenser decided to pull all his books off of his shelves – you know, because its fun.
No, really. How does this work?
This made me laugh. I have one child like this. But the other would sleep until noon if I let her. Mornings are a tough balancing act around here.
Well, it is a bit late for my method, but when my kids were very little, I would ease in by 10-minute increments in the days leading up to the time change. Now that they are 10 and nearly 7, we are all in the boat together.
Bedtimes — stick with what works for you. My son always woke up at 5:30, so I figured I could just shift his bedtime later, and he would sleep later. Nope. He still woke at 5:30, but instead of being a happy, rested, sweetheart, he was a whiny poo face. I believe that lack of sleep is the number one reason for kids melting down.
I totally agree about sleep being the cause of melt downs!!! I’m trying to keep everything the same, but I’m just so lame at doing the one hour difference math!!!