Yet more evidence that my daughter is a teenager

by doodaddy on October 7, 2009

Fern’s latest pattern is to sleep in until 10:30 or later, fall asleep by 9:30 (which has always been her usual), then be up in the middle of the night for a two-hour tea and cracker break.

Oddly enough, that’s not unlike my sleep pattern in college (especially the semester I had an 8 a.m. class).

She seems perfectly happy with the pattern, and sometimes even drops the midnight snack. We’re in the afternoon preschool program, so with the exception that this schedule makes morning playdates really hard, why should I worry about it?

And yet I do. Kids sleep because they need to, but — 11 a.m.?

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Nan October 8, 2009 at 1:19 am

Well, if you’re not suffering as a result, I wouldn’t worry. Once Fern starts whole-day school you’ll have to get her up early, and she will switcheroo her sleeping times to suit.


doodaddy October 8, 2009 at 1:22 am

@Nan – You make it sound so easy, like “Once you get the hippopotamus out on the ice rink, it will have to using the massive skates you fitted it with.”

Actually, the hippo would probably be easier than getting Fern up by 7.


jerseygirl89 October 17, 2009 at 7:49 am

I am so jealous that I can’t even think about what this may mean for her full time school years. My children are up by 7 no matter when they went to bed. I say enjoy it!


doodaddy October 17, 2009 at 7:52 am

@jerseygirl89 – Everyone’s jealous of what they haven’t got, I guess. (I used to want Michael J. Fox’s straight hair. I even took a picture of him to a barber, who said between guffaws that it would take a steamroller to make my curly mop like his. I was 15 and never went to a barber again.)

Fern slept 12 hours solid last night. 10 pm to 10 am. Yipes.


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