No napping allowed?

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Registered: 12-07-2003
No napping allowed?
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Wed, 07-13-2011 - 2:14pm

What do you think about this?

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 9:51am

when DS wakes up (not always) he's hungry so i turn on the light in the kitchen, he grabs a cracker or cookie, takes one bite and walks back up to bed, Lol.

 

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Registered: 04-16-2010
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 9:54am
I require about 9. I can do 7, for a short time, but not long term. In an emergency, I can function on less, but only for a day or two..then I crash. For dh and I, "sleeping in" means that we don't set the alarm clock...but we're both still up by about 6am on those days, lol.
Dh works 12hour days, with about a 2.5-3 hour (two way) commute. He sleeps about 6 hours at night, and naps (when he can) on the weekends.
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Registered: 04-16-2010
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 9:57am
Other than when my kids were infants, and nursing, I've never allowed (or encouraged) them to eat in the middle of the night. Turning on the lights doesn't make it difficult for you (both) to go back to sleep?
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 10:03am

DH is more the night owl, meaning he can stay up late and watch a movie or something, but staying up late to wait up for a child wouldn't be his style.

 

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Registered: 04-16-2010
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 10:08am
Dh just watches a movie, while waiting for the kids. I'm not sure that it's his *style* (whatever that means) but he likes to be up when the kids come in. I'm not sure what kind of curfew your young children have, lol... but mine often go to social or sproting events, either locally or in the city....which sometimes means that they are out late (or at least later than dh or I would normally stay up).
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Registered: 07-17-2007
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 10:27am

Me too, our whole house is usually up sometime between 6 and 7am - weekdays, weekends, summer, winter....

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Registered: 02-21-2003
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 10:44am
My dh is like that too with naps, if he has one on the weekend for example, he can sleep through anything .. but at night he sleeps lightly and gets up a couple times a night, it used to be annoying b/c I'd wake up but in time I got used to it and now I don't notice.
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Registered: 02-21-2003
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 10:48am
I wish I could be like that - getting up to run or be active before work I mean. I need to ease into the day with coffee ...
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 10:58am

my oldest is almost 14, her curfew is around 10:00 on weekends, rarely do we make exceptions to that and that is still an early enough hour to be up for her.

 

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Registered: 04-16-2010
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 11:20am
No cufew. We try to have realistic expectations, If my kids go to a sporting event in the city, they may not get home until midnightish. On youth nights, my kids often get home pretty close to 10...which I consider late. If they are just *hanging out* then the time will vary, depending on who they are with, or how they are getting home, etc.

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