Yet more evidence that my daughter is a teenager

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.?