I have two little boys, 4 and 1. Neither one of them sleep more than 8 or 9 hours a night. It doesn't matter what I do, after 8 hours they pop their heads up and are wide awake. My 1 yr old will take one nap in the afternoon that lasts an hour, maybe 2 on a lucky day (that doesn't happen often). So I have had to have a later bedtime for my kids. On a regular night they will be asleep by 11 and then up in the morning between 7 or 8. If I put them to bed at a regular hour like other parents I would get no sleep at all. I have tried it and both wake up around 4am.
People (my sister and sil specifically) treat me like I am the worst mother ever because my kids don't go to bed early. I cannot function on 5 hours of sleep so we just all go to sleep at the same time. That way there is a chance of me getting a full 8 hours of sleep.
I don't know what I am supposed to do here! Make them lay in bed screaming for an extra four hours?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:23 PM on Nov. 25, 2009 in General Parenting
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I dont want to, I dont want to! (laying on ground pounding fists and kicking)