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to hate summer and early morning light?

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BellaBearisWideAwake · 25/05/2011 11:27

Obviously I am being very unreasonable.

But 4.30am is NOT BLOODY MORNING DS1!!!!!!!!

I wish it was October

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lubberlich · 25/05/2011 11:30

Buy light blocking blinds. They work a treat.


BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack · 25/05/2011 11:30

YABVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVU!!! I love the summer, please dont wish it away.

maybe invest in a black out blind for DS's bedroom???


BellaBearisWideAwake · 25/05/2011 11:40

got 'em. need to duct tape them to the window i reckon

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Quenelle · 25/05/2011 11:47

We have a blackout blind and dark patterned curtains over the top in DS's room.


FetchezLaVache · 25/05/2011 11:49

YABU. Black-out liners for your curtains. Job done, stop yer whining.


BellaBearisWideAwake · 25/05/2011 11:51

Blackout lined curtains - done
Blackout baa baa blinds - done

It's still too bloody light!!!!

(well aware I'm unreasonable AND whining!!!!)

(and exhausted)

I need reminding while I like summer I think. Sandals for a start.

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betterwhenthesunshines · 25/05/2011 11:52

put him to bed with airport style sleep mask on!


Ooopsadaisy · 25/05/2011 11:54

I love being woken up ridiculously early by the sunshine coming into the room and the birds tweeting away outside an open window.

I get up and get loads done and get a real sense of achievement.

I am less tired in the summer and so don't go to bed any earlier, in fact, I go later because I'm happy.

I think I suffer from that SAD thing a bit.

I found myself crying a lot for no reason at all last February. I wanted to feel the sun and the light. I wanted to spend hours outdoors and see things growing.

I'm sure I was born in the wrong part of the world.

Sorry, but for me, YABU.


diddl · 25/05/2011 11:55

Outside blind?


zukiecat · 25/05/2011 11:55

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barbie007 · 25/05/2011 11:58

I have blackouts everywhere and still wake up at 5 am....I'm knackered, haven't slept well for weeks :(


Rebecca41 · 25/05/2011 12:01

I have blackout blinds in bedrooms but DS1 gets up to go to the toilet and decides that it's morning because the sun is streaming through the bathroom window. So I have tackled this in good Blue Peter style. I bought some blackout blind material from ebay, and some self-adhesive velcro. I stuck velcro on the blind and around the edge of the window. At bed time I put the blinds up, then take them down in the morning. Now the whole house is blacked out (I even did the glass panels in the front door as light came up the stairs!). It sounds like a hassle but it's worth it to avoid those 4.30 starts. And it cost me less than a tenner. Worth a try?


microfight · 25/05/2011 12:01

A friend suggested putting kitchen foil on the window and I have to say it works. No more early mornings for us.


BellaBearisWideAwake · 25/05/2011 12:03

I know I'm miserable. I can't go out in the sun either, I burn really quickly and get a headache.

It's just when the baby wakes at 3.30am and then takes a while to feed and burp and get back to sleep and then I get maybe 45 mins before the 3yo is up and I'm KNACKETED GODAMMIT. When it isn't a sunny morning he sleeps a little longer.

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BellaBearisWideAwake · 25/05/2011 12:04

*knackered. Don't know what knacketed is!

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Katy1368 · 25/05/2011 12:04

I feel your pain - the early morning light is not good for me either, in my book it should be illegal for it to get light before 6 am at the earliest! I am counting down to June 21st theshortest day because from then on we can look forward to it getting darker in the mornings - so YANBU, drives me nuts too.


BellaBearisWideAwake · 25/05/2011 12:05

And that kidsleep clock isn't working either. He comes to tell us that "the sheep is still asleep mummy"

Will look into a third layer of blackout. Thanks for the tip

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BellaBearisWideAwake · 25/05/2011 12:06

Less than a month to go!

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lubberlich · 25/05/2011 12:45

How about putting him to bed later? [smartarse emoticon]


ApocalypseCheeseToastie · 25/05/2011 12:47

YANBU, I HATE the bloody summer


BellaBearisWideAwake · 25/05/2011 13:00

late night = EVEN BLOODY EARLIER MORNING. Well, for a three year old. Don't get that, but that's how it is. Earlier night seems to help, but he doesn't always play ball.

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GrumpyOldHorsewoman · 25/05/2011 13:13

YANBU. Every year, for the past 7 years anyway, I have complained about it still being bloody daylight until almost 10pm and light again at 5.
DD2 is still pinging off the walls way after 9.30 sometimes way after 10, even though I put her to bed between 8 and 8.30 - this morning she was up again just after 5. She thinks it can't possibly be late and will not sleep, consequently mardy and difficult next day. She has a blackout blind and blackout lining to her curtains, so her room is super dark, but she knows it's not dark beyond her bedroom.
Unfortunately, I live in a barn conversion with 18ft high glass walls, so am unable to black out the rest of the house, so just suffer six months of sleep deprivation a year.
I love the sun and outdoor living, but after 7 years of this shit I'm wondering if it's worth the cost to my mental health.


BellaBearisWideAwake · 25/05/2011 13:53

dS gets very noticeably grumpier after a few days of this and will fall asleep at 5pm. It's crap.

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MovingToABetterPlaceAtLast · 25/05/2011 14:08

YANBU, I much prefer winter. I get too hot and bothered in summer.

However, you think it's bad in southern England? You should try living in Scotland, where the birds are singing their heads off at 11.30pm because it's still flaming daylight Grin I think it's funny because it's like being 5 years old again, lying in bed when it's still light and the birds are singing!

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