August 08, 2005

Sleeping on the Fly

Bones woke up this morning at 9:15. Holy crap this child is going to be in trouble come Wednesday when school starts. It’s a 6:30 wake up call for school. He’s going to bed early enough now; he just loves to sleep late.

So he comes stumbling out of his bedroom while I was at the breakfast table with the other boys, I was showing them how to do Sudoku, my own little form of internet crack. (A pox upon you Anita, for telling us about these on your blog!!! *shaking fist at Fighting Inertia*) Bones crawls up in my lap, wearing only his undies, I was kissing all over his little neck and face as he smells like warm toast in the morning. Well, except for the dragon breath that I can now seem to deftly avoid.

As he’s sitting on my lap and we’re cuddling I said, “Boy, what are YOU going to do come school. No more sleeping until 9AM. Your buns are up at 6:30.”

Now Son#2 is my child who rises early. The boy is up at 6:30 every morning, weekend or week day. I suspect he got this mutant gene from The Great Omnipotent One, who is also an early riser. Son#2 also is crashed by 9, sometimes as early as 7:30… and he was my child that didn’t stop napping until Kindergarten. This was VOLUNTARY napping. And to this day, any time we get in the car, ‘Fwap!’, the kid’s out. He may get up early, but he is THE KING of power naps. And… he’s the most well rested of my children. He’s very in tune with his inner clock and its requirements. If he’s tired, he’ll go to bed. The other two will fight it.

So as we’re speaking at the breakfast table about school and sleep habits and prying little buns out of bed on Wednesday morning, Son#2 says, “Don’t worry. Everyone knows you can sleep during movies at school.”

I looked at him and said, “Really? You can? *Who* does this?”

Son#2: Me.

We all laughed because we are sure nobody else sleeps during the movies at school, but if the lights are out, Son#2’s body says, “Time to sleep!” and he crashes.

Posted by Boudicca at August 8, 2005 11:20 PM | TrackBack

#2 is very like my husband.... lights off = sleep and up with the sun.

I am also cursing Anita....

Posted by: caltechgirl at August 8, 2005 11:38 PM

Yeah, thanks for that. I needed more things to suck time like an Oreck super-vac.

Posted by: Ogre at August 9, 2005 07:46 AM

Sounds like Bones is definately not going to be a morning person.

When I was a kid I had trouble getting up in the morning before 9-10am, and to this day I curse the alarm clock every single time it goes off.

Posted by: S at August 9, 2005 08:07 AM

I cursed the alarm clock this morning!

I wish I had a movie to sleep through today!

Posted by: Sissy at August 9, 2005 08:17 AM

I'm not a morning person. Mornings are good for only two things, and they both involve a bed.

Two of my three boys are not morning people, but then I get Son#2 who needs to live on a farm somewhere. Sheesh.

Ogre- Be careful. They are addictive.

Posted by: Bou at August 9, 2005 08:45 AM

I am also an early morning person, most days just wake up between 4 or 5AM and get right out of bed with a smile of my face.

Course I crash at 9PM so there is a downside to this.

Like your son, I take power naps and movies have to hold my attention or I'll fall asleep. This has been embarrassing for my family since in a theatre sitting up like that I start to snore.

Posted by: BeeBee at August 9, 2005 09:08 AM

I envy you Son#2. A child that naps of his own accord? Heh. He probably knew Bones was on the way :-)

Posted by: Sally at August 9, 2005 04:52 PM

Weather Pixie Update: 9:28pm 8/9/05

Mega hooker shoes and lots o'cleavage!

Posted by: Sissy at August 9, 2005 09:28 PM

Oh man. Sudoku? Too much brain usage. What, are you trying to make me THINK???

Posted by: songstress7 at August 9, 2005 09:34 PM

I could never fall asleep in school no matter HOW tired I was. Man did that ever annoy me.

I am DEFINATELY nocturnal...Hell, it's midnight and I just woke up 20 minutes ago. Time for breakfast. *streeeeeetch*

Posted by: Anathematized1 at August 10, 2005 01:07 AM


Easy 6:20
Medium 7:23
Evil 9:13

Posted by: Madfish Willie at August 14, 2005 06:17 PM