I sincerely thought that we’d be past the time change having a major effect on anyone in our household. After all, for the record, the boys are 4, 6.5, and 8.5. This should not be bad.
And yet, it is.
The 4 year old, who only took naps about twice a week, now hasn’t napped in at least 7 days, and it shows. Thankfully, though, he’s going to bed pretty easily and sleeping until 6:45 most days. Completely tolerable.
The 8.5 year old seems primarily unaffected. I still think he could use a bit more sleep, but there is nothing really problematic going on, so to speak.
But the 6 year old…oh, the 6 year old.
Not falling asleep easily at night.
First one up in the morning, by 6:10 every day.
No volume control. None. For the 4th day in a row, the first thing I’ve had to do in the morning is remind him that the rest of the family is still asleep, so can he please be quiet. And it continues on through the parts of the day that he’s with me. (Also, God bless his sweet teacher…I can only hope he’s got his volume under control there.)
Lack of self-control, as in hitting a brother when he loses a game (typically not EVER an issue with him).
Tonight is also a full moon. Typically not one to worry about such things, let’s just say I’m bracing myself. And chilling a bottle of wine.