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To be a little 'Grr' at DS

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livinginwonderland Thu 21-Feb-13 08:13:30

i do this too. if i have to be awake (ie, if i have to set an alarm) i'm grumpy and it takes me ages to get out of bed. but i wake up naturally and find myself alert, i can get out of bed in a couple of minutes, regardless of how early it is. that probably has something to do with it - knowing you HAVE to get up and be somewhere at seven am is a killer. being awake at 7am and knowing you can watch tv/have coffee/read the paper isn't such a bad thought!

EverythingInMjiniature Thu 21-Feb-13 00:22:15

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ProPerformer Thu 21-Feb-13 00:16:20

To be fair, that's what my DS does on Saturdays too, though he comes and gets me in time for Zingzillas!! grin

steppemum Wed 20-Feb-13 13:53:08

mine do this too.

Towards the end of term they get tired and I have to wake them at 7:30. Then on Saturday they bonce downstairs at 6:45 (with tired bags under their eyes)

Never understood it.

But they don't wake us up on saturday morning any more, go down and turn on cbeebies!

lynniep Wed 20-Feb-13 13:39:43

I'm always whinging about this. I have to wake up DS1 for school most mornings, except of course Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday when I dont have to go to work. GAAAHHH

ProPerformer Wed 20-Feb-13 13:38:11

Ahh well. As I say to DH - wouldn't be as bad if he got up early every day! Still I can't be mad when I get extra cuddles!

thebody Wed 20-Feb-13 12:17:53

They are programmed to do this I think, ours were always up early full of beans every bloody weekend.

Of course now teens and older can't shift them.

Fakebook Wed 20-Feb-13 12:10:16

It's normal. We had half term last week and my dd woke up at 7.30 everyday without fail. They're programmed to do this unfortunately!

SoleSource Wed 20-Feb-13 12:06:26


Maybe be is excited to beslending the day with you and now he is in a routine!

ProPerformer Wed 20-Feb-13 11:54:08

Ok this is a bit of a more lighthearted thread really but my 4 yr old DS really frustrates me sometimes!! He goes to bed at roughly the same time every night (between 7.30 & 8.00. I realise it's a bit late, but because of DH's work I wouldn't be able to fit family meals in before bedtime otherwise.) Most weekdays we have to get him up at around 7.00 - 7.15 to get him up and ready for nursery and it's always a battle as he turns over and refuses to get up!! However on Wednesdays (my day off) and at weekends he gets up between 6.00-7.00 almost without fail and refuses to go back to sleep!!

AIBU to be a bit 'Grr' that on the days he can sleep in he always gets up early and vice-versa? (It's a private Grr as don't get angry with him over it.)

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