Staying awake until your teens fall asleep
Ok,I caught some flack from a family member because I went to bed before my kids (14&15 YEAR olds) this weekend. I was exhausted. I was up 19 hrs. The ASD kid was transitioning off meds, which had him a mess emotionally. I had to help my typical kid build a 6 foot tall cabinet closet which took 5 hours to build. I cooked a large from scratch meal. Both of my kids are pretty self reliant , they can make a snack, work the electronics , shower wo supervision. They don't operate the stove . They can to enter my bedroom and wake me if they have a problem. Safety is not an issue. Normally I'm up to 11 pm but sometimes I need to go earlier. I went up to my bed room at 930 pm . Both kids were fine, I told them I was headed up. It's not like I crawled into the room and bolted the doors.. They are teens. If they needed me, I would have stayed up. What are your thoughts on falling asleep before your teens fall asleep? I really don't see the issue. My dh doesn't see an issue with it either. He works tough hours so he is in bed 9:00 a lot so those last two hours of the day, I putz around myself.