When you become a mom, forget sleeping soundly! Even if the little soldiers don’t wake you up, you’re gonna be up worrying about what they’d eat to school the next morning, or something kid related and when you finally sleep, you sleep with one eyes closed, at the slightest cry, whine or cough from any of your kids you’ll leap up. That’s the life of a mom, now add one kid who is an early riser to the list and your chances of getting a good sleep is screwed!
I know cause I have a son who wakes up before the cock crows, he’s 9years old and immediately he wakes up by 3, everyone must wake up with him, whether he did it deliberately or not. Since the day he was born till now, he wakes up before it’s 4’0clock and makes sure he wakes me up too.
When you have a kid that’s an early riser;
1. Sleeping in is OUT
Don’t bother telling your kids to be silent, no matter ho hard they try to be quiet they’ll still make a noise. The moment they wake up, they’ll drag things, make noise with things that should normally not make a sound and since your mom ears are wired to hear anything everything including the sound of cereals being poured into a bowl, you’d wake up.
2. Kids are freaking sneaky
And if you decide to hug your bed when your early riser kid is out of their bed and running, you are on your own! Everything you’ve deemed off-limit such as your favourite pen, cupcakes, glue and ink will suddenly be lost. Those children see that moment when you are asleep as the perfect time to poke around knowing you can’t do anything in your sleep.
3. If they’re awake, then so is everybody else
Early risers are as loud as hell, when they wake up, they wake their siblings, how else will they have someone to play with? They get bored, need someone to play with and then they wake up their siblings. And when the whole crew is awake, you know what happens, it’s either you wake up or they burn down the house before you do.
4. They can nap when they wish
Early risers can always sleep anytime they like, after all they are kids and nobody can ever stop them from taking afternoon naps. If they woke up 3 a.m, they can sleep at 3 p.m who would stop them? But try sleeping at 3pm at work and see if you wouldn’t be in trouble.