Kids and their sleep patterns confuse me. One moment they are sleeping and the next they aren’t. And I am pretty sure this yo-yo lasts until they are teenagers!
I was chatting with my bestie about this because she was having sleep dramas with her 8 year old. It’s like they suddenly decide they can’t sleep anymore… The cycle just goes round and round…
When they are babies they sleep through anything. You can vacuum around them, talk loudly and nothing wakes them.
Then they turn in to little monsters where they won’t sleep as toddlers. We start the sleep/cry routine.
They tend to snap out of it when they hit school.
All of my kids have then gone back to some feral sleep pattern from the ages 6-8. Not all the time, but in waves of it. They are at a stage where they don’t like us going to bed before them. Now I feel like we’re back to brand new babies where they’d rather you be vacuuming, chatting and watching tv while they try to sleep. I like to go to bed at 8.30pm though, so they always ask “how much tv will you watch?” Ha! It’s like they need to know you’ll be asleep after them.
Whilst they aren’t driving me mad with it, it still baffles me when they carry on about how they “can’t sleep”. After all the activities they do I can’t believe they aren’t exhausted some days.
Me? My head hits the pillow and I’m gone…