When my kids were babies I would be desperate for a morning like that. I would have traded bottles, books, and walks at 6am for A-NY-THING!!
And then it happens. Life gets good again. It happens when they are about 4 years old and learn how to turn on the TV by themselves. (Absolutely zero guilt over that.) When I saw that Peppa Pig bought me an extra 30 minutes of sleep?? I was sold. Done.
Nowadays my kids get dressed and eat breakfast all by themselves, then watch YouTube crafting videos until I yell. I mean, there’s no way I’m getting out of bed at 6:30 to entertain them myself, so YouTube it is for now. But I worked hard for the 8 hours of sleep I get every night now and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Sleep will be yours again, I promise. It takes time for things to return to the good old days of 8 solid hours, but it’s out there! Waiting for you, too.
What do your kids do in the morning that you have #zeroguilt over? What works or doesn’t work to get the sleep you need? Any tips or words of wisdom for tired parents?