Sleeping In Until 10AM: Is it really so bad?

My kids are still asleep.

It's almost 11 A.M.


I should wake them. But I won't.

I will pay for this.

Oh, and did I mention that I woke up at 10 A.M. this morning.

Attack of the lazy Momma continues. Fridays are my bitch.

Okay, so I know I should feel bad for sleeping in so late because since my middle son has been out of school, I've been lazin' it up. Sleeping in. Staying up really late. It's really bad.

But is it really so bad?

Everyone who knows me knows I'm a night owl. That's my ME time. That's when everyone is asleep, the house is quiet, and I get to watch and do whatever I want. When I say that I picture myself doing cartwheels in the living room and eating junk food and watching R rated movies. But really I just blog, catch up on the eighty-seven Housewives episodes I faithfully DVR, and facebook. If I didn't check myself and make myself go to bed, I could probably stay up through the night and into the morning.

Anyway, I do feel lazy and a little ashamed about telling the general public that I slept in until ten o'clock today, but then, you know what...I actually really DON'T FEEL BAD AT ALL!!!

My youngest, who is now three, used to scream at the top of her lungs before bedtime. For about the first six months of her life she released blood curdling screams before bedtime, which was usually like midnight. And then she was an early bird until very recently. She was up at five in the morning. Six in the morning. As if the world functions at that time. I think I clocked 4:59 AM one time. How is that fair?!

And then my second son has pulled his share of all-nighters. Non stop crying through the night due to an ear infection.

But this isn't a complain-fest. This is retribution.

I've put in my time. I've stayed up all night. I've functioned sleepwalked through days going on three hours of sleep. That will probably be in my future. I would put money on the hard truth that my all-nighters are far from over.

But FINALLY I can sleep in. Because my kids are sleeping in.

AND IT'S GLORIOUS!!!

And just so you know, while I was basking in the gloriousness, my youngest daughter - the early rising screamer - finally woke up and requested Cinderella watching while bike riding in the house, or playing with her brother's train set. Maybe all at the same time.

End Lazy Momma.

10 comments:

  1. I love to sleep in and hope to train my kids to do it too! haha ;)

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    1. Best of luck to you! Just remember, it ebs and flows.

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  2. This is further proof that God is a man, or a really vindictive female. A benevolent female Goddess would NEVER give me a child that does not sleep! Ugh, after 4 ½ years (not counting pregnancy) I am exhausted. Enjoy sleeping in, you obviously deserve it.

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    1. Thanks, but I'll probably have my ass handed to me tonight or tomorrow morning for posting about my wonderful sleep! It's just how the world works! Hoping sleep finds you and your baby!

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  3. My boys are 2 & 3. I can NOT wait until I can sleep in!

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    1. Someday. I'm convinced this is a fluke. It's winter so the kids easily sleep in. When school is back in session (my son goes to preschool) it will be painful!

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  4. I'm so jealous I could cry. My kids are 2.5 years and 4 months old. I don't see sleeping in any time in the near future.

    On the other hand, today the toddler went to daycare (she's still going one day a week to hold her spot while I'm on mat leave), and the baby was sleepy, so we didn't get out of bed all day. I'm not sorry.

    Oh, and you may notice the time on this comment is 2:19AM. Not a time zone difference. I've always been a night owl and motherhood has made it worse. If I have to choose between Me Time and sleep, guess which one wins? I feel like a zombie.

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    1. Couldn't have said it better myself - ME time always wins! It's too tempting to stay up with nobody to answer to than go to boring, old sleep. My go-to motivational phrase is "I'll sleep when I'm dead." Uplifting, right?

      Don't be sorry. Grab sleep when you can!

      Dark Magic coffee is my lifeblood.

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  5. oh, i'm a night owl, too. when i finally retired, the thing i appreciated most was being able to let my body's clock determine my schedule!

    Happy New Year!

    {i found you through NaBloPoMo Soup}

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! My internal clock says stay up and wake up late. Here's to hoping the kids can hear that same clock! Following you on twitter, btw!

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