I feel like a teenager again. You know those teens who sleep until noon on the weekends or in the summer? That has become me lately. I don’t know what is wrong with me. Then on top of that, my kids all sleep in too. They are 11, 6, and 3. They sleep in like teenagers. I often have to drag them out of bed.
This morning we slept in until 10/10:30. That is so late for school. The baby didn’t make it to her preschool. The other two finally started school around 11:30am and I started to get annoyed. 11:30am is so late to start school. Half of the day is gone by that point. Or so it seems.
But I am blessed that they sleep in. They have always been like that. I don’t know what I would do if my kids woke me up at 6am every day. However, 10/11am is sometimes way too late. The whole situation this morning has been bothering me. Maybe it’s because today was a Monday. Monday’s always seem to suck. I didn’t make it to the gym either. Ugh.
Amazingly, we finished our work today at a normal time. The kids even had a chance to play on the Xbox, play dress up, and hold their own concert in the living room- all before taekwondo lessons.
As I sat at taekwondo, I stumbled upon this article HERE! My “teenage” sleep pattern isn’t just me being lazy. It’s normal. “Paul Kelley of Oxford University’s Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute says society is in the midst of a sleep-deprivation crisis, as the working hours we force ourselves to adapt to are often unnatural and unsuitable for our internal body clocks.”
Sleep deprived? I often feel that way. I have always felt like that though, from high school to today. I just assumed it was apart of life.
“He advocates 8:30am starts for children aged eight to 10, 10am starts for 16-year-olds and 11am lessons for 18-year-olds.”
My bees are sticking to some of those numbers. While 9/9:30am would be more appealing to me, my kid’s body’s are telling me something else. I guess I can’t be too hard on myself. We are blessed to be able to homeschool our kids. Even if I find it annoying, the luxury of getting a full nights rest is more of a blessing. I will stop my whining now.