What the hell, people? I mean, WHAT THE HELL? Today at 5 a.m. I heard Becca's light turn on (it makes a dinging noise, thank you cheap bedside lamp.) I ran into her room and saw her, standing on a stool in her closet, dressed in a Colonial Williamsburg looking dress-up dress, surrounded by the contents of her closet on the floor.
"Well," I thought. "She did take a long nap yesterday. I know I need to cut out the naps." And off I trudged back to bed, after telling her, "IT IS THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT!! It isn't time to get up. Go back to bed until your light turns green!" (Which happens at 6:15 a.m.)
("But I'm not TIRED!")
On my way back to bed, I heard Andrew awake, and playing, in his crib.
No. He is ONE YEAR OLD. One year olds do not get up at 5 a.m., especially when they went to bed after 8 p.m. last night. That is just NOT enough sleep. Or maybe that explains why he takes such long daytime naps. Either way, this is JACKED UP.
Clearly, I am doing something wrong. I just can't quite figure it out or get it tweaked to get these little rugrats to sleep in til 7! Or even 6:30!
Do I have to just cut out naps for BOTH of them? Becca is four and a half. It is probably past time to cut them out for her, but Andrew? He still needs naps. I have tried to make sure everyone is awake by 3 p.m. thinking maybe they were just sleeping too much during the day. But, that doesn't seem to have an effect. Granted, they both seem to be okay playing in their rooms/cribs for a while in the morning, which is great. But I just don't think that is enough sleep for Andrew....or me.
Send ideas, I'm begging you.