Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Who needs sleep?

I get the feeling that tonight is going to be a difficult one in terms of getting the kids to sleep. And the grownups.

We were up at around 5AM to get The Boy to the hospital for surgery. Meatball woke up soon after and stayed up for awhile. He usually gets up at 7:30, so a 5:30 wakeup time is unusual. BUT he took an extra nap, the last one ending after 6. While he usually goes to bed at 7:30 or 8, a nap at 6 might interfere.

As for The Boy, who also gets up at 7:30 or so, getting up extra early, then being under anesthesia (although it seemed like the same amount that he had for his CT scans and radiation back in NJ, where he'd snap out of it in a hurry and be back to normal in short order), then having a long late nap...so much for the 9PM bedtime that we at least attempt every night.

Since Musical Daddy and I both got naps today, we're just going to roll with it.

After all, life with children can't be all about schedules and strict regimens. Sure, you want to have structure and routine, but if you aren't flexible, you'll be miserable.

Or, as we say in the teaching world, monitor and adjust.


We Are The Karls said...

I agree. We have a relaxed routine, and we leave plenty of room for flexibility. I'm not a schedule person anyway (although I wish I were sometimes).
I hope you are all doing well. Are you back in NJ for occasional visits?

JC said...

Totally agree. Gotta be flexible and willing to bend sometimes. Go with the flow, but don't let it get out of hand. ;)