Friday, November 09, 2007

Habit



After being awoken for the third time by Lucy last night, it was nearly 5 am and Craig and I groaned at eachother about the nerve of it--this interruption to our sleep.


The groggy conversation turned to habits and I concluded that nearly everything we do daily is a matter of habit and that raising kids is either preventing habits or trying to develop habits. So how, I ask do I instill in Lucy the habit of waiting until sunrise to wake up and pee?


It is not as easy as it seems--this habit forming thing called parenthood.

8 comments:

Kurt Knudsen said...

Lucy and the flowing fountain behind was apropos for today's topic...

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness- I have no answer because we are going through the same thing. With time falling back it has only made things worse! We too are used to 5a.m. wakings. With Daisy I refuse to get her till 6a.m. Good Luck- I feel your pain!

Crystalyn said...

we are in the same boat! christian saying he can't fall asleep...my boy completely! hanna still getting up. trying to help hanna and thomas with the habit of sleeping during the night. just sleep already!

amy m said...

If you find the answer to your question please let me know. I have been at it for 7+ years now and I still haven't a clue.

Jenny said...

I am sure you have tried, but have you taken her around 10-11pm when you guys go to bed? Waking is seriously so hard--hang in there!

Amy said...

I am very good at ignoring my children in the early a.m. Sadly, I often just turn on the t.v. and head back to bed myself.

I can't wait to hear your big news next week! My Mandi finds out next week as well.

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Elliott's said...

I experienced the same thing when I was pregnant with my child. Bailey, my two year old thought it would be great to go to sleep at her normal bedtime, 8pm and sleep until about 1am. She would cry, scream and throw a ridiculous fit until we would allow her to watch TV or play with her. Usually this would last for 2-3 hours , which was awful. I must say that this phase will pass. It lasted about 2 weeks and then she finally went back to her regular sleep pattern.