My two-year-old needs a LOT of sleep. So much sleep that I try to avoid telling people how much of it she needs so as to not get evil glares. The thing is, she doesn’t fall asleep well. All of the events of the day take it’s toll on her at night, and it’s difficult for her to relax. She falls in and out of restless sleep and then eventually around 1am falls into a REM.
Because of this, it is absolutely impossible to wake her up before 9am. I mean, you CAN wake her up, but what ensues is a day that will leave you balled up in a corner somewhere crying and pleading for it to end. So basically, I try to avoid at all costs anything that requires waking her up before then. And here’s where the trouble starts….. …continue reading