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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.


2kidsintow Thu 27-Dec-12 20:15:59

We looked it up... online it said that sunrise was 8:04 or something. The girls were then told "If it isn't light, it is too early to come through".
Normally, DD1 will sleep til gone 10 on a holiday and DD2 usually gets up at about half 8 on a weekend. (She slips down to bag the remote control to herself while everyone else is asleep!)

They had wanted to get up at about 5 as they were excited. Apparently they did wake earlier than that, but they kept themselves busy quietly in their room before it was time. Then they brought their stockings through to open in our room.

They came through at half 8. Not bad really.

My favourite morning was when DD1 was little. At about 6 there was a shout of "He's been" then "I'm going back to sleep for a bit" and she rolled over and had another hour or so of sleep before waking up to open her stocking.

I love my kids.

fuzzpig Wed 26-Dec-12 09:39:27

Sorry for confusion Nat, am in England - my post was just referring to 'today' as in Xmas eve, and the fact I needed to turn my alarm off to avoid waking up so early on Xmas day!

In the end we didn't wake up until 7.30.

wangle99 Tue 25-Dec-12 22:34:19

I would like to have said 7ish except DS thought that 4.10am was a perfectly acceptable time angry and despite us telling him it was not time to get up he laid in bed whinging and whining for the next two hours!

StNiChaolas Tue 25-Dec-12 21:04:11


22 minutes early.



Lisatheonewhoeatsdrytoast Mon 24-Dec-12 17:38:09

I suspect my DS aged 4, will be up around 5:30, he's been up the last couple of nights checking at this time that Santa had been hmm So i'm thinking the same tomorrow!

Nat38 Mon 24-Dec-12 17:35:08

Fuzzpig where are you?? Is it Christmas Day already??

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

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!

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

I have to wake them up !!

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

Definitely not before 9.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

My kids get up at 5.45 on a normal day


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