Fall is here and that means the time has come to turn our clocks back again. I dread day light savings every time is comes around. It throws my kids sleep schedule off for at least a month. I never thought something as small as an hour would be able to totally throw them off the way it does.
It seems to affect my three year old the worst. Kairi is not a good sleeper to begin with and this makes it even worse. If naps beyond a certain hour of the day, she will be awake till the wee hours of the morning, if she doesn’t nap then we fight to keep her awake till bedtime. If we try letting her go to sleep a little early then she wakes up at midnight and is up for hours. Trying to readjust her schedule when daylight savings comes around is a nightmare.
The older two normally go to bed at eight o’clock let them stay up much later and bed time is not fun. My son gets wound up when he is tired and does not want to wind down to go to sleep. He will come up with reason after reason to come down stairs after I put him to bed. Even though he is getting less sleep them he normally does because he won’t go to bed, he still gets up early and then is cranky all day long. My daughter on the other hand turns into an emotional mess when over tired. She cries at the drop of a hat and it can take a long time to calm her down.
As for the baby, she seems unfazed by it so far. I am sure that will change as she gets a little older. I just need to get used to less sleep around day light savings until my kids are grown!