his and hers sleepers

his and hers sleepers

“Not only is going to sleep really really really really really really really really really really really hard, it’s also NOT FUN.”

Yes, Simon is my child. I’m seeing that more and more now. Even down to the way he tosses and turns and can’t get to sleep at night.

Meanwhile, his little brother demonstrates his amazing ability to fall asleep in a matter of minutes. Just like his dad. Simon and I can only stare at our sleeping counterparts enviously, resentfully.

Sometimes I’ll climb into Simon’s bed with him and chat for a while. Sometimes we’ll let him come out and play games with Micah on the iPad – serious market research, of course. And a couple of times we’ve said he can stay up, as long as he does the dishes or puts the toys away. (He lasted a surprisinglylong time before deciding even lying sleeplessly in bed was better than that.)

From personal experience, I’m pretty sure this is something he’ll struggle with his whole life. The trick, then, is to figure out how to make it more manageable and less of a chore. We’re thinking of getting him a reading lamp to clip to his bunk . . . and hoping that he doesn’t exacerbate the problem by staying up too late, sleeping in too late, and perpetuating the cycle. Not that anybody in my family would ever do anything like that. Eh, Blackhursts? Eh?

2 thoughts on “his and hers sleepers

  1. Oh my goodness! Seriously! Why are we the way we are?! :) I hope that helps Simon. It sounds like a great idea. Hopefully he is more disciplined than some of the rest of us and turns out the light when he feels sleep coming on.

  2. I’m in the same boat. Sometimes reading gets me more wound up, but listening to books on tape helps me go to sleep. Best of luck to you both.

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