Love the extra daylight, but…

My little son Robbie, who is about to be ten whole months old, is very much aware of the extra hours of daylight.

We moved house last August but he was still too little to really notice any light changes. Plus little ones (in my house anyway) don’t sleep very well any of the time! Mine have both been bad sleepers. In fact, I’d go so far as to say they are TERRIBLE sleepers. When we moved all our old curtains didn’t fit and we’re too broke to buy new ones at the moment, so the kids only have blinds in their rooms, which don’t keep out much light.

Anyhow, he didn’t want to go to bed last night and kept pointedly looking out the window (it was about 7.30pm and only starting to get dark). He was up for most of the night and then wanted to get up for the day at 5.30am.

I’m ashamed to say that I was so fed up by that point, I gave Ian an almightly kick and told him he could get out of bed and deal with the situation. He never gets up in the night with the kids, he sleeps very heavily (his excuse, I don’t always buy it to be honest!) but to be fair he does let me sleep in a little at the weekends and he gets the kids their breakfast.

So- Ian’s parting shot to me this morning when we were packing the kids into the car this morning was “I don’t care what they look like, what colour they are, how old they are or even how they SMELL. By the time you get home tonight, Robbie is having curtains in his room!” 😀

Now, I love Ian with all my heart. He’s a wonderful partner and father, but (please God let him not be reading this) he can sometimes be a bit of a procrastinator when it comes to doing stuff around the house. So, I will wait with interest to see if a) the curtains go up, and b) what they look like!!!

5 Responses to “Love the extra daylight, but…”

  1. March 18, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    It seems I am a bit the same when it comes to things around the house, but it is so hard to work on any “projects” with the kids under foot.

    I know moms are going to say, “…tell me about it.” But, when dad has his tools out, they want to be such big helpers…and I can’t tell them “no you are too little.” So I have to find a way to involve both of them, keep them from fighting, keep them from being injured and still get the job done. So, I choose to wait until I am home along to do these things…better for all parties.

    But now we have a newborn and everyone is home all of the time!


    Hope Robbie gets his curtains…

  2. March 19, 2008 at 6:06 am

    okay…so we still need to talk about sleeping….I’ll be back….I hope….i’m sick right now….and should be sleeping….myself.

  3. 3 suzy2110
    March 19, 2008 at 8:38 am

    What a surprise- no curtains when I got home last night, and no further comment on when they might be installed… 😀

  4. 5 suzy2110
    March 19, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    LOL- I will have to consider my options **rubs hands together and looks evil**

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