Last night the clocks changed, and contrary to most of the non parents I have spoken to, it is this one I prefer. Why? Well instead of being woken at 05:00 for at least a week, it is closer to 07:00… Woo Hoo a lie in!
Don’t get me wrong, I used to love getting that extra hour in bed on a Sunday morning in October. Always around the time of my sister’s birthday, she thinks it’s her present from the universe. But the ramifications now I have children are not really worth it. Yes they get tired early, but getting up at 05:00 when their body clocks go ding! is tiresome, particularly since it seems to last for weeks after the event.
The only thing I have to combat this time round is the lack of want to go to sleep. This even after both boys were complaining about being tired at dinner, having been to a lovely party this afternoon. Chocolate and excitement usually have soporific tendencies, but not yet tonight…
… at least I have tomorrow morning to look forward to.