As parents, we know how important it is for our children to get a good night of sleep.
They need sleep to rest their bodies from the constant motion that children seem to in. They need sleep so that their brains can recharge and can be ready to learn. They need sleep so that they can focus and act like normal people and not wild animals.
When our kids don’t get enough sleep, they can be crabby, cranky, short tempered little monsters. Or be just the opposite, super happy, super hyper, bouncing off the walls, can’t sit still or focus to save their lives.
The latter is what happens when Hayden gets over tired and that behavior and going to school all day, go together about as well as oil and water.
If Hayden is to have a successful day at school, he needs to be well rested.
On some level, I believe that Hayden knows this too. He might not always agree with it but he knows that in order to have good days at school and at home, he needs to sleep.
But the problem is that Hayden knows he needs sleep but his three younger siblings have not yet come to this understanding. All they know is that in Hayden’s room are all the cool toys and all it takes to get to those toys in opening his door and flipping on the light switch.
There have been more mornings than I can count where the little kids have woken up Hayden before he or I was ready.
So to solve this problem, he gave Hayden a nice new room downstairs. We recently finished our basement and doing so gave Hayden a brand new Star Wars bedroom.
So there! Take that little kids! You can no longer wake up your big brother! Ha ha, Mommy wins!!
Or so I thought.
Even with Hayden being downstairs and the little kids being upstairs, Hayden has still been getting up at that ass crack of dawn. And to make matter worse, he keeps tell me that they little kids are the ones that wake him up. He says they are too noisy.
“Really?” I asked him one morning. “You can hear them, all the way upstairs?”
“Yeah, mom. I can. Its because of a thing called sound waves,” he said sounding way too smart for his own good. “They travel through the register and come and hit me ears and wake me up. There is nothing you can do. Its just science.”
I just stood there, dumbfounded. All I could do was look at him as he gave me a crooked smile and left the room.
I guess he is right, it is just science.
But I wonder if it is too late to sound proof his room?