Friday, 9 March 2012

The Sleep Diaries: Week 3. The End.

Well the clock is going in the bin.  I have given up.

This post is late, mainly because I don't bother to keep a track of each day's early morning start any more.  It's just too depressing.

If Kalani wakes up late (i.e. after 6), it's because he wants to wake up then, not because some stupid clock tells him he's allowed to wake up then.  Likewise, if Kalani wakes up at 5am, he'll get up then, regardless of whether there's a sun or a moon on his clock.

So, I'm keeping the clock in his room because as well as not keeping Kalani in his bed in the morning it has other uses (like telling the time - how novel).

Dan and I will continue to take it in turns to get up before the sun does each day.

We will still make a big deal of Kalani staying in bed until the clock changes to a sun in the morning (this probably happens twice a week - it's set for 5:45).

Apart from that there is no change.  Life will continue as before.... with a very early start.

PS - In case you haven't caught on to my general mood regarding this whole sleeping malarky - there will be no more sleep diaries because there IS. NO. SLEEPING.


  1. ZZZZzzzzZZZZZzzzzZZZZzzzz

  2. Just a thought. Cut his naps by 1/2 hour at a time and see how that works. I know he will be grumpy as you decrease his nap time but it sounds like it is time for his naps to be decreased. Iain, for example, needs 11.5 to 12 hours of sleep. Period. If he goes to sleep too early, he gets up too early. And Aidan doesn't get naps - or gets very short ones - or he won't go to sleep until 10 PM.

    PS The anonymous person is really helpful...NOT!

  3. Liffey if experience has taught me anything is that WE HAVE NO CONTROL!! ;) And I am only half joking. One of my daughters has gone to bed after 9 pm since she was born and still does even on school nights.....she is only 6. The other one gets up at dawn. I gave up teaching them to sleep at about 3yrs and taught them how to be independent. He is still young so hang in there but there will come a time where you can wake refreshed and he will have been up for hours, getting his breakfast, watching telly, packing the dishwasher.....ok maybe not that last one. xxxx