sleepin’ in

throughout my short time in motherhood, i’ve always wondered when the switch comes in our lives: when do we decide that sleep is a good, wonderful, glorious thing and indulge in it rather than fight it? i had decided that it must be sometime in the teen years when that is discovered, but lo and behold, gracie made an early discovery! she has been sleeping in in the mornings! her siblings will get up an hour or so before her and she’ll just bury herself deeper into the covers, nestling down for a longer snuggle. when she does wake up, i hear this cinderella-esque tye of singing coming from her room, as if she were slowly stretching her arms and yawning as the birds twittered around her and fluttered about the room. she wakes up so happy and beautiful. sometimes i manage to sneak away from making breakfast and jump in bed with her to share in the warmth under the covers for a minute or two before we’re joined by the 2 remaining sleep-fighters. what special times!



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    Cathi Hamen says:

    aah love it Linds!! I get those times too…. with both girls being both at the age where they can appreciate saturday sleep in days!!
    YEAH for Gracie!!

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    Thomas Clan says:

    oohhh, how very lovely! i long for those days. Bowen just has slept through the past 2 nights and the boys wake up between 6 and 7 am…come on boys…sleep in, sleep in!! :)

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    Lindsey, this is just so adorable about the cinderella singing that it actually makes my brain hurt. But, you know, in a good way.

    What absolute blessings children are.

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    That is so sweet :) It is not so sweet when they are teenagers and want to sleep in until noon! But I kinda changed my mind on this a little when I read that teenagers actually do need more sleep then us – up to 12 hours! Crazy. My girls are not huge sleepers – but I think Andrew could sleep for 24 hours :) gotta love em!

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    my kids like to sleep in on days they need to get up but then on the weekend they seem to rise with the sun, especially Morgan. it is a treat when they all do it. it happened to us last saturday. i woke up at 8 AM and everyone was still asleep. i was amazed. i don’t remember the last time i was still in bed at 8 AM – YEARS, many many YEARS.

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    My girls have both now found the joys of sleeping in. They are 8 and almost 10. It’s so funny, because hubby and the boys are up at the break of dawn on the weekends and the girls and I try to sleep in as late as we can.

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