Thursday, June 3, 2010

(early) Morning (not-so) Glory

For the past 3 weeks or so, Henry has been getting up earlier and earlier. And when I say earlier, I mean if he makes it until 6:00, he's sleeping in. 6:00. A lot of days it's been 5:30/5:45 and then he walks into our room to inform us it's morning. It's exhausting! A lot of days RJ is up at that time anyways running or what not and it's been good for me because I've been getting up to go for walks also. Some days we have enough time to tag team our walks/runs before RJ leaves for work at 7:00. Days seem so long when they start so early though. We do 7:00 bedtimes and if we push it back it doesn't change the time he wakes up and in fact often makes his awake time earlier. Fancy how that works, huh? He sleeps with a sound machine. I put our dark curtains in his room hoping to keep the early morning sun out. Really, he's always been an early's just been extreme lately. I know we should make him go back to his room, but then there's lot of crying and yelling and then Harper wakes up and then we're ALL up and not happy. Oy. But, I know we will miss this not so pleasant start to our day someday. Someday.

He's also always been a momma's boy. I really do love it 90% of the time. The other 10% of the time I'm craving some space. Lately he has become borderline obsessed with me. Constantly wants to cuddle, be held, sit on my lap, touch my face, and on and on and on. But I know I will miss it someday.

He's also always been a talker. Seriously, this boy can talk non-stop all day long. His newest form of talking is asking, "but what will happen if...." in response to everything we say. "But what will happen if I don't buckle in". "But what will happen if I don't take a nap." "But what will happen if I don't listen and obey".  It kind of drives us crazy, but I know we'll miss it someday.

He's also always loved to have books read to him. Lately we've been going through a lot of books during the day with him sitting on my lap. I know I'll miss that someday. A lot.

There. I had to write that out. Something sweet to get me through this day.
Because it's really only 8:30?!?


The Sneaky Mommy said...

Oh Abby, you are such a sweet mama!
I don't know if this would work, but we tell the boys they can get up early, but they must just play nicely in their room. They can even come tell us they're up, but then they have to play in their room. Sometimes I'll leave a new book or toy on their train table for them to "discover". Then it's cool to stay in their room.
I am such a lover of sleep in the morning! I feel for you!

Following The Fosters said...

Good to hear I'm not the only one with an early riser! Ben has always been an early bird too...and people always tell me to put him to bed later but that seriously somehow makes him wake up earlier...some times when he's super fussy he's in bed at 6:30pm...I can't wait to tell him when he's a teenager that we put him to bed that early!

Following The Fosters said...

Oh and it took us a couple weeks but Ben finally knows he needs to play quietly in his room in the mornings till we come get him and he does pretty well with that most days!

une autre mère said...

You poor thing! That is CRAZY early! Good thing for TVs in the master bedroom, huh? I know Oprah says it's a "no-no," but when you have little ones, it's sometimes a necessity! :)

Oh - and I agree... putting them to bed later always makes my kids get up earlier. Is there seriously any logic to that at all?!

Elizabeth said...

Laughing, laughing, laughing! Try this: put a "treat bag" in his room after he falls asleep. Tell him he can play with it quietly until you come get him. The treat bag can simply be a brown paper bag with random things in it - a snack, toy he hasn't seen in awhile, old credit cards, whatever. "treat bags" have worked MIRACLES in this house for random purposes (dr visits, waits in line, cart rides, staying at unfamiliar places, restaraunts, etc). You WILL miss every second of this though, you're right. You're such a sweet Mom and you have such amazing kiddos!

Emily said...

Ok, Henry and Kaeden must be TWINS! Seriously! The asking "why" questions, the being obsessed with mommy thing, the getting up early, all the same! Today I was so irritated I asked him not to talk for a while. Seriously kid - I can only take so much! He doesn't want to be alone - ever. So tough...and he talks non stop and asks questions ALL day about EVERYTHING....You are right we WILL miss this....we will...*sigh**....


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