Sunday, November 27, 2011

I finished my baking, we finished family movie night, we got PJs on, had the kids brush their teeth, and sent them to bed.  While I was unloading the dishwasher I had that record-scratch moment when I looked at the clock and realized it was only 7:45pm.

The kids usually go to bed between 8:15 and 8:30, so 7:45 seemed a bit early, but hey - we all know I'm not going in there to rile them up again! Then I wondered what time other kids are going to bed.  Am I putting my kids to bed at a whimpy hour?  I don't want my kids turning into these guys:

Maddie is in first grade, and I still put her to bed at the same time as a ten month old, and a barely three year old. Just typing that made me feel like a bad mom!  Whoops.

BDEM:  Tonight at dinner Jude just could not get the words "sour cream" out of his mouth.  He must have said "Shower Keem" ten times in a row.  He was flustered but he just couldn't stop laughing either. Every single time he thought he had finally said it right, too - which made it even funnier.


john kopp said...

When I was about 10 I used to argue with my parents believing that I should be able to stay up 1/2 hour longer than Uncle Bob (who was 2 years younger) 15 minutes per year seemed like a reasonalbe request. So yes, be prepared for the " how come he/she gets to . . . " question. And of course, none of you kids ever tried that . . . !

Spencer said...

We try to have all the kids in bed by 8 o'clock, but it usually ends up being around 8:15 by the time we leave them, and then of course they don't go to sleep immediately, but the intent is for them to get between 10-12 hours of sleep each night, which is what is recommended.