Early risers

Picture the scene, I’m tucked up nice an cosy, still snoozing- usually have a two year old in the bed who has kicked her dad out into hers and a baby the other side, as you can already imagine I’ve had a fantastic restful nights sleep. 

And then it happens..

The clock strikes 5:30 I hear movement and wish silently if I stay very very still it might go back to sleep. 


But no so in walks a 3 year old who has swapped her pjs for a pink swimming costume, tiara on head and wand in hand. She comes in singning something that reminisces Taylor Swifts ‘shake it off’ and begins to poke her sister until she’s awake as well. 


The day has began thanks to the early riser!

I think I’d possibly die of shock if she slept past 6 am, it never happens she’s up before the crack of dawn and even the slightly darker mornings haven’t changed a thing. 

As a result I’m usually dead on my feet come 9pm and have a social life similar to that of a 70 year old.

Then there’s the look of pity you get from other parents when discussing wake up times which we all do as some sort of competition every day, who got the most sleep.. I never get to win bastards.

The worst though has to be the ‘helpful’ tips especially when they come from people without children, the best of these being why don’t you put them to bed later. These crazy people do not realise the later a child goes to bed the earlier they rise. 

No it doesn’t make sense not a lot of this parenting malarky does but thats just how it is. 







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27 Comments

  1. October 1, 2014 / 8:49 am

    OMG thats early πŸ™ I bet you’re shattered at night!!! Mine get up around 6.45/7am and I think you’d consider that a lie-in!!!!!!!! Coffee is your best friend right? x

    • October 2, 2014 / 1:14 pm

      that would be a lovely lay in! yes I’m trying to cut down caffeine but i need it at that time of the morning!

  2. October 1, 2014 / 10:39 am

    You know I sympathise with the lack of sleep, still! But how cute is that picture!! Kxx

    • October 2, 2014 / 1:15 pm

      haha she was a fairy princess!

  3. October 1, 2014 / 12:21 pm

    I feel your pain, I have an early riser too. We did find the Gro-clock useful, I’m not sure he actually got up later but he certainly stayed quiet until shouts of “MR SUN COMES UP” echoed around the house at 6:30 which we slowly moved to 7am. However we’re back to early get ups not that his brother has joined us in the world!

    • October 2, 2014 / 1:15 pm

      argh its tough isn’t it! i might try one of these geo clocks heard lots of good things

  4. October 1, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    Eurgh! When there are two of them they go tag-team to make sure you don’t get any sleep at all.
    Just keep reminding yourself about payback when they are teenagers….

    • October 2, 2014 / 1:16 pm

      yes they gang up on me give it a few more months and it’ll be 3

  5. October 1, 2014 / 8:45 pm

    Hahaha!!! Absolutely laughing my head off about the daily competition… and you not winning!
    …Ermm… This might not be the response you were going for! πŸ™‚
    Hahaha! #RealLife
    A truely Brilliant Blog Post <3

  6. October 2, 2014 / 1:17 am

    Oh, I feel your pain! For a long time our younger son got up at 5.30, every day… we also had success with a GroClock πŸ™‚ He’s still up first, but 6.30 is so much better than 5.30 πŸ™‚ #brillblogposts

    • October 2, 2014 / 1:17 pm

      yes i would settle happily for 6:30 aswell

  7. October 2, 2014 / 7:42 am

    Oh gosh this is like my day and evenings, I never thought about it before but you’re so right, I have the social life of a 70 year old too πŸ˜€

    • October 2, 2014 / 1:18 pm

      I’m just to shattered to do anything in the evenings except maybe blog of course πŸ˜‰

  8. October 2, 2014 / 8:57 am

    Awww I sympathise entirely, Arthur is a consistent 5:30am waker and it is slowly breaking my soul!!!!!! The tip givers are trying to be helpful, but clearly us mothers of early risers have tried it, read it all in some desperate attempt to SOS (save our sleep)!! Great post! Wishing you a good nights sleep soon xxx

  9. October 2, 2014 / 12:41 pm

    You wait till she is a teenager and you are struggling to get her up in the morning, trust me it happens!

    • October 2, 2014 / 1:18 pm

      i will enjoy getting my own back haha

  10. October 2, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    I have early risers too and you’re right, it makes no difference at all what time they go to bed! May as well get them gone earlier to get an earlier night yourself! x x x

    • October 8, 2014 / 9:02 am

      totally id rather have a couple hours in the evening to my self as well!

  11. October 2, 2014 / 6:52 pm

    You have my full sympathy. My youngest has been a pre 5am riser since birth (she’s now 2!), this morning was 4.50. I mean wide awake, happy as can be. My husband and I now take it in turns to come downstairs with her. I think she’s a bit young for the gro clock but will probably give it a try at some point!
    There is a ray of hope though to this story – my eldest daughter was exactly the same but by age 4(ish) she would happily sleep in to 7.30/8am if left to her own devices! Potentially only another 2 years to go….!
    Xx

    • October 8, 2014 / 9:03 am

      ahhh light at the end of the tunnel!

  12. October 3, 2014 / 10:30 am

    Oh goodness I remember those days. It does get better…eventually! But I bet you have heard that a lot and it really doesn’t dam well help now does it!! My two are 7 and 5 and now wake about 6.30…so it does get better. But not much!!! I long for the day that they wake up at 8 but then when that day comes I will be so trained to wake up early that I will have been up for hours!

    • October 8, 2014 / 9:04 am

      Yeah i would just love to wake up one morning naturally when I’m ready not because I’m being leapt on!

  13. October 10, 2014 / 2:18 pm

    Argh! I hope my LO doesn’t start to do this when she is older. We are very lucky to have a sleepy baby who loves getting up after 9!
    How do you cope getting up then (I know you have to) but at least your kids are super cute so that must help (trying to make getting up early seem easy…)

  14. November 13, 2014 / 5:34 pm

    I feel your pain! We have an 5.30 waker too πŸ™ We’ve tried it all & the only thing that works is if the husband & I go to bed early then we’re not so grumpy lol

  15. November 13, 2014 / 8:40 pm

    I have one of these… I can’t wait for the day that her Grandma asks if she can stay over at her house one Saturday to go to church the next morning… I’m going to lie in the hell out of that bad boy!

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