Last night the kids didn’t go to sleep until 1 am. They’d woken up at 9:30, which isn’t the latest they’ve ever gotten up. And DS fell asleep at his usual time (2 pm) on our way to DD’s gym class. He only slept for an hour; usually it’s 1.5 hours or even 2. And yet try as I might the kid would just not sleep, despite several attempts in a darkened, quiet room.
I did get to sleep in my own bed for most of the night. DS woke once and I returned to my bed after a brief, nursing session. Then I returned again in the early am and stayed there (partly because DH was snoring too loudly!).
I just woke up a few minutes ago: at ELEVEN A.M. The kids woke up about 10 minutes later.
This is so ridiculous it’s actually funny.
(next week DH is off work, and I’ve decided to try waking them up at 7:30 am for a couple of days to see what happens; maybe with help the tantrums and meltdowns will be easier to deal with)