Before I was married I loved to stay up late and sleep in. Then I tied the knot, real life started, babies started showing up and I joined the ranks of the Early To Bed, Early To Rise, out of necessity. The sleep deprivation was unreal and I needed to get to bed as early as possible each night to combat the draining fatigue. And kids…they get up SO early. Ugh. Makes me tired just thinking about it. So in my current situation, it is rare if I am up past 10:30 at night.
That being said, I was away this weekend with an old friend and we savoured a holiday from the kids and our true colours showed:
(This was staged, I promise. Don’t call Betty Ford.)
We stayed up until 3 am both nights, staggered out of bed just before noon and had crepes at a cafe with our lattes as we rubbed the sleep from our eyes. And it was AWESOME. My true internal time clock made a re-emergence and it was so refreshing. I STILL GOT IT!
Are you a night owl or a morning person? Have your sleeping and waking tendencies changed since having kids?