Friday, January 29, 2010

Neglectful Parent Sleeping Lesson #1

Last Sunday night, we had a visioning session at our church that went very late into the night: we finally left at 8:30. Now, 8:30 might not seem all that late to you, but when you have a 4-year-old and an 18-month-old, and the church is 18 minutes away from your house, 8:30 might as well be midnight.

Our neglected children chose not to fall asleep in the car on the way home, even though I put in Sam's "Naima" music. So by the time the kids were asleep it was 9:30, a full hour and a half after bedtime.

Then, a miracle happened. Noah, who usually wakes up around 1:00 or 1:30 and fusses until I bring him to bed with us, slept until 5:30. That's right, he slept through the night. Our neglectful style of parenting worked in our favor! Go us!

Until we realized that we merely reset Noah's body clock so 5:30 is now an acceptable time to wake up - and stay up. *sigh* Maybe if we kept him up until 10:30 tonight he'd sleep until 6:30?


Becky said...

What is a visioning session?

Andrew said...

Basically it's where our church gets together and decides where it needs to go in the coming year - what the church's vision should be.