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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Weekend Infant/Toddler Alarm Clock

Why is it that, on weekdays when I need to get my kids up and ready for school, they will sleep in until 10 p.m. if I let them. Then, once Saturday rolls around, they are up with the roosters at 5:30 a.m.? Do they not understand the concept of weekends or sleeping in? Do they just really want to get a jump on the crazy fun time that is Saturdays and Sundays? Or do they just want to find as many ways as possible to drive me to the brink of insanity?

I don't get it. It happens EVERY weekend and not a damn thing changes in our schedule. They still eat the same things, read the same stories and go to bed at the same times. What is it that is setting off their infant/toddler alarms clocks to wake me up at the buttcrack of dawn every Saturday and Sunday for no reason whatsoever? And why do I have to drag them out of bed by their toenails to get their asses dressed and in carseats so I can drop them off at school and be to work on time Monday through Friday?

If I promise to get them a puppy do you think they will at least stay quiet in their rooms until 7 a.m. on Saturday? I didn't promise a live one. Maybe The Bloggess can help me find a nice stuffed one. And what better way to keep a child scared to move asleep and in their room than by placing a dead stuffed dog directly outside of their door every Friday and Saturday night.


  1. They can feel you relaxing. That's what does it.

  2. And, 10-15 years from now, we'll be yelling at them to get their asses out of bed before noon. This? Is why parents have grey hair and a profound lack of patience. Well, it is one component in the grey hair/lack of patience formula. But, a big one I believe. Little terrorists.

  3. we used to do this when I was a kid too. My mom put a digital clock in our room and a picture (looked like this 7:00) we were not allowed to leave our bedroom until our clock matched the picture. worked for our family...

    1. That is a good idea. We have a little night light that turns to a sun when it's time to wake up and a moon when it is time to go to bed but it doesn't work.

    2. Guess we were just submissive, or scared of my mom before she had her morning coffee...

  4. We are having major issues with early waking too, both on weekends AND work days. UGh. Weekdays, they're waking up at 5:45, when Mommy wants to sleep about another hour. It's making me quite stabby.


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