bedtime

February 20, 2014

What time do you put your kids to bed? My cousin, Shannon, once told me, “there’s summer bedtime and then there’s winter bedtime.” This could not be more true.

In the summer, Brian and I are carefree parents…8 or 9 o’clock to put them down, usually whatever goes. But come winter, we get a little crazy about sleep…7:30 or 8 o’clock is as late as it gets. And if we don’t get them to bed on time in the winter, I blame myself for every tantrum the next day.  Apparently during the summer, I’m much easier on myself. Is this a universal thing, or do you keep the same bedtime for your kids no matter if there’s a lot to do vs. nothing to do?

In related news, have you heard Samuel L. Jackson read Go the F**k to Sleep? My mom sent me this one. I am not sure what is funnier, my mom’s humor or Samuel L.’s reading.

ps- Who are those young people in the photo?

4 thoughts on “bedtime

  1. Jane Syme

    Haha! Yes, yes…best book EVER! Try a 5 and 8 year old in bunk beds…(insert title of book). I’m crazy about bedtime routine and with school aged kids and being a single mama, I’m probably even MORE crazy about it! Mine are in bed at 7:30 so I don’t lose it while they enjoy the brotherly “bunk bed experimce” until 8. Weekends are the same but with a tad more leniency! My kids need their sleep to be themselves so I go with it. Sleep is important in our household! Off to target…Gilda’s pancetta wrapped turkey meatloaf with arugula mayo won’t make itself ;) xoxo

  2. Abby

    Hard to tell kids to go to bed at 7:30 during the summer when it’s still REALLY light out. Also, in the summer – if they are crabby/tired you can wear them out outside. Putting up with a crabby 3 year old inside is *much* harder.

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