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So. What time will you be up?

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StNiChaolas Sun 23-Dec-12 22:22:38

I shall keep mone up late on Christmas Eve to aim for a post 8am wake-up.


MikeLitorisHasChristmasLights Sun 23-Dec-12 22:24:48

A normal wake up time is about 7.30am for dd2, the older ones would sleep all day if allowed.

Tbh its usually me and dp waking them up about 6am grin

Taffeta Sun 23-Dec-12 22:30:48

I expect 6.30ish as they're excited. ( 6 and 9 ).

TBH I prefer to be up, showered and breakfasted with stockings done and dusted by 9.30am so I can get on with prepping all the food for lunch etc.

amck5700 Sun 23-Dec-12 22:51:43

when they were little about 7.30/8.00am - last two years (now 12 and 11) pre 6am!!! - they actually woke up and did their own stockings at 5.15 last year - i'd heard them up at 5am and told them to go back to sleep, hear them again at neary 6 and felt sorry for them so said you can do your stocking only to be told they'd already done them so felt we had no choice other than to get up!

Thinking of letting them open their main present before they go to bed to take the edge of things and hope they lie longer grin

fuzzpig Sun 23-Dec-12 22:58:08

I have no idea, as we will be out until about 8.30 which is way past bedtime (DCs are 5 and 3). Eldest is really really excited this year so she may be up early anyway.

I am on medication that has quite a heavy sedative effect so I really hope it's not terribly early!

MirandaWest Sun 23-Dec-12 22:59:25

Probably about 7 I should think. Would like it to be a bit later tbh

Chubfuddler Sun 23-Dec-12 23:01:09

My kids get up at 5.45 on a normal day


Emandlu Sun 23-Dec-12 23:02:11

I have always, without exception woken up before the kids on Christmas Day and woken them up excitedly, normally at about 7am.

I am a big kid at heart! grin

HiccupHaddockHorrendous Sun 23-Dec-12 23:05:08

DS (10 yrs) was up at 5am last year. I'd only got to bed at was a long day grin.

I'm definitely going to bed earlier this year.

DS has always been an early riser but just lately he's been sleeping until 7.30/7.45 on school days. Although weekends are still a 6/7am start hmm

RemindMeWhatSleepIs Sun 23-Dec-12 23:06:01

My kids are up at 6:30am normally (and are up a few times in the night) so I don't even want to think about how early it might be when things are exciting!

MyNameIsLola Sun 23-Dec-12 23:09:16

5am, same as the other 364 days of the year. hmm

ujjayi Sun 23-Dec-12 23:50:16

Like Emandlu, DH and I usually end up waking the kids at around 7am. They are very good sleepers but I can't wait to see their excited faces!

NotAnotherPackedLunch Sun 23-Dec-12 23:57:00

Hopefully not until 8am at least.

DS loves his bed and has decided that sleeping late gives Santa even more time to fill the stocking properly so he has announced that he will sleep late. smile

whistlestopcafe Sun 23-Dec-12 23:59:28

When I was a child we were told 6 am was the earliest we could wake. We have the same rule, however despite being mega excited mine never wake and I'm waking them at 8 a.m.

BikeRunSki Mon 24-Dec-12 00:13:37

I have a 1 yo who has never slept more than 4 hours in a row, so 1am, 5am and the 4yo will be up at 6.30 am anyway.

AltinkumATEalltheTurkey Mon 24-Dec-12 04:49:43

I've never slept on Xmas eve ever, so I'm hoping to tonight will be different

insanityscratching Mon 24-Dec-12 05:54:03

I don't expect mine up before 9am tbh. They have never got up early Christmas Day and now the youngest is 9 it seems to get later every year. I'll be awake from 5am no doubt as that's my usual wake up time though.

fuzzpig Mon 24-Dec-12 07:42:33

Well I forgot to turn my alarm off angry I was awake at 6.30 today. Must cancel tomorrow's alarm too!

DCs not up yet. They went to bed late, especially 3yo who had a rare nap and then played up til half ten!

3ForMe Mon 24-Dec-12 07:47:44

I'm hoping for a 7

Probably get a 5

Early risers without it being Christmas. So predicting an early one!

wonkylegs Mon 24-Dec-12 07:49:23

I suspect about 6.20 as that's his usual time & although I've urged him to stay in bed to make sure Santa has time to fill his stocking he is sharing a room with his cousins so extremely excitable 4yo, 5yo & 7yo..... Arghhhhhhhhhh
I'm almost envying DHs night shift tonight. DS is bouncing off the walls already & we haven't got to Granny, grandad & cousins yet.

Marne Mon 24-Dec-12 09:29:38

Mine will have their stockings hung on their bedroom doors in hope these will keep them quiet until at least 7am. I will be keeping them up if i can, at the moment dd2 is asleep as she's poorly but hoping when she wakes up she will be ok and will sleep ok tonight.

TrillsCarolsOutOfTune Mon 24-Dec-12 09:31:17

Definitely not before 9.

ThePlEWhoLovedMe Mon 24-Dec-12 10:27:15

I have to wake them up !!

mammmamia Mon 24-Dec-12 10:38:20

First year the DTs really get it so I am v excited and will probably wake them up!

OhDearNigel Mon 24-Dec-12 15:30:56

about 7am. DH is on nights tonight and we are going to have a nice morning together before going to MILs. Morning will run:
7am get up and start getting brekkie ready, possibly with toddler assistant if she wakes up too
7.45am stocking, cup of tea and run DH a bath before my parents come over for breakfast
10:30 church then straight to MILs

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