On the weekend our children get up nice and early. 6am, usually, but 5am is not out of the question.
I believe we have convinced them not to come wake us (or each other) at that time, but I could be very wrong about that since they may not come and wake us up, but they certainly wake us through playing, talking and laughing.
Aside: Parents – How many of you also have become light sleepers as a result of your kids walking, talking, crying, calling, etc., in the middle of the night?
So after a 5:30am wake-up and plenty of playing around the house, my daughter Boo decided that she HAD to go visit our neighbour 2-doors down for a playdate. These girls have become best friends, they go to the same school, were in the same class and we would walk to school together in the mornings.
But at 8am, it’s not nice to knock on someone’s door and invite yourself in.
“After lunch.” We told her.
“You can have a playdate with the neighbour, but after lunch.”
What she and her brother Stewie heard is a completely different story…
10 minutes later, the front door opened and by the time I got to the door, I saw Stewie entering the neighbours house, with no sign of Boo.
“Stewie!” I called out. “Where is Boo?”
“Inside” he yelled back.
“Absolutely not!” I replied. “It’s 8 o’clock in the morning and I said you had to wait until after lunch! Get Boo and come back home!”
Both kids came back home and were greeted at the door by myself and my wife.
“What are you doing?” I asked. “We said you could not go until after lunch. It is only 8 o’clock in the morning!”
“We just finished lunch” was Boo’s reply. “We ate breakfast at 6am, and were hungry again, so we just ate lunch. You said we could go after lunch.”
Yes, we did.