The Christmas season seems to be keeping everyone in our family up too late at night! Not only are Joan, Susan and I up till all hours working – but Jackson is on a late night schedule too.
Last weekend, Phil, Jackson and I went to our friends’ house for dinner. (I felt so guilty going out when Susan and Joan were working, but I had to go.) The other kids went to bed, but Jackson stayed up, quietly playing with toys. He finally fell asleep at 11pm when we got in the car. The next morning, he slept till 10:30am! He sometimes sleeps in till 9am or so – but 10:30 was a first!
Since then, it has been tricky getting him back to a normal schedule. He is a night owl like I am and he can easily and happily stay up late.
My in-laws have a big Christmas dinner every year on Christmas Eve and last year Jackson was up till 1am. He didn’t miss a beat – and was not even cranky. The great part of letting him stay up with us is that then he doesn’t wake up at 6am wanting to open presents. And with my fabulous hubby tending to the turkey, I get a nice slow start to Christmas day.
What about your kids? Are they yawning and falling asleep by 7:30pm or will they keep ticking into the wee hours?