It's not surprising that she's up early today, or that she was up early yesterday. We've been in the car around 6 pm both evenings prior, and she's fallen fast asleep. Out cold. We just put her to bed for the night. Frequently, if there aren't sufficient distractions, she falls asleep around that time anyway, generally while in the middle of a meltdown. It's a messy situation, and it's obvious she needs more sleep. I could point fingers at a certain older sister who likes to stay up late (and sleep late) and likes to have company in so doing, but instead, I'll simply state that something is going to change. I'll go to bed myself and ignore the giggles and chatter still bubbling with an unnatural energy at 10 pm, but I won't give up my morning's peace and quiet. And I really won't accept a cycle that consists of three nights of
This calls for a classic technique: divide and conquer. Somebody is going to be spending their bedtime on mom and dad's bed.