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gaining one more hour of sleep???seriously?

29 Oct


06:45 was bad enough. Anything before 07:00 is considered for me TOO early. Respect to the hard-working parents here. Yes, I consider myself working as well, not in an office as such, but I might be doing one of the most ‘challenging’ jobs ever. Dare to argue with me on that one 😉

Being extremely spoiled weatherwise as I live and have lived in Greece all of my life, my mood gets easily influenced by bad weather. My definition of bad weather: NOT SUNNY. As simple as that. Summer is officially over and this transition until December when the festive mood kicks is not my thing.

To top it up, someone, who did not have young kids obviously at the time, decided to move the clocks back one hour. If getting dark at 7 was not early enough, now it is getting dark at 6. And worse of all, my dear beloved son, Yiannis who is an early rise early shine kinda boy has not managed to move his biological clock back and wakes (us) up at mere 05:45! No way Jose is he motivated to go back to sleep. By the time we have tried every approach to get him back to sleep and have completely and utterly failed,  half and hour has passed and we have all officially lost our sleep. What a great way to start the day!!

Good morning everyone!




rise and shine??

14 Oct

I used to be a morning person in my previous (before kids) life. I was ok with waking up early to go to work. Sometimes, especially in the winter, I did prefer staying in, but usually I didn’t mind waking up early. The reason behind this willingness to get an early start during the week was the certainty of the coming weekend which meant I had 2 of the 7 days to get up anytime I wanted. Even if I didn’t sleep much longer on the weekends, I still had the option.

Not having the option for the last 5 years is what I miss the most. I wake up the same time I was waking up before. The only difference is that now there are NO weekends sleeping in, NO happy shiny me. Tired and cranky me is what usually poor Yianni sees when he wakes me up at 6:40 + EVERY, SINGLE, MORNING.

This is what my friend Iro posted a few weeks ago on her fb page. Parenting reality no 1!




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