by making R sleep at 9 to 9.30 every night?
I usually put her to sleep by 9.30..its like the maximum limit allowed for her…unless its something really special like going out or something..and she gets up by 6..and then sleeps for about 2 hours in the afternoon..which gives her about 11-12 hours of sleep daily.
So, I was talking to a lady in my office who has a 2.5 year old daughter….She says her daughter sleeps at 12 and gets up at 8.30 and then sleeps for about an hour or so in the afternoon
Sleeps at 12? I was shocked…
and whats more shocking..the lady in question sleeps AFTER the daugther sleeps and gets up at 5 every morning to do the household tasks before she leaves for work…I am like how can you function with FIVE hours or sleep…I cant…I just cant…I need my 8 hours or sleep..and seriously sleeping late on a weekend to compensate for a weekday doesnt work for me..I usually get cranky, bugged, irritated etc if I dont sleep for 8 hours…
RD tells me that we may be the only family in Mumbai that goes to sleep at 9.30….most people come back from work at 10 and after that there is dinner, catching up with the kids, etc etc…RD works an earlier shift and hence we both leave early for work…so we come back home by 7 or so..and then its dinner and sleep…
As of now, R doesnt have any homework or anything so ladies in my office mention that it may become difficult for us to sleep by 9.30 but once she starts getting homework, we will need to stay up..which is true of course…I hope that she becomes independent enough to finish her homework at the daycare (Whats wrong in hoping!)
The children in our building are often
Even if R has afternoon school three years down the line (class 1 and 2 in the new school is in the afternoon) I dont think I will let her stay awake for so long…
Doesnt ‘Early to bed, early to wise, makes a man/woman healthy, wealthy and wise’ hold true any more?
And dont kids need like about 10 to 12 hours or sleep..
RD says that eventually R will need to adjust to late night sleeping because thats the way Mumbai works…it will be difficult for her to cope up later
I went to one of my didi’s place in London..her 4 year old son goes to sleep at about 7.30 in the night (They have dinner by 7) and then gets up at about 7 the next day morning..he doesnt sleep in the afternoon….and post the child sleeping, didi and jiju spend some quality time together and all that
Which I think is a great thing..of course I cant imagine putting R to sleep at 7.30 (I come home only by 7 to 7.15), but 12 in the night is too late as per me..
Again as RD says she will need to cope up with the Mumbai timings which start early and end late 🙂
So what do you think…should I get R used to the late nights..or just continue with this routine till I can..because I feel thats the best for her!