Posted by liafreitas | Posted in The Preschool Mommy | Posted on 06-07-2010
Tags: motherhood, sleep, summer, swimming
There are still 6 weeks until LG starts kindergarten and I totally get why parents count down the days of summer. I am exhausted!!! LG still goes to school 3 days a week and I am so glad. I might die if not for those breaks.
My child has always been a good sleeper. When she was a baby she went to bed at 6:30 p.m. and slept until 7 a.m. It was glorious. Sure she woke in the night sometimes but those I could deal with. She napped until she was 5! Most of her friends stopped napping by 3 or 4. I stopped her at 5 because it was making her stay up too late. I need my mommy time in the evening. She now is asleep by 7:30-8 p.m. but she is up at 6 a.m. every morning. It is killing me. I am exhausted and ready for bed when she goes down. Then, of course, I get my second wind and am up way too late each day.
Most of our days are spent at the pool which doesn’t seem too tiring but being in the sun and water all day wears us out. Not only that, but LG starts doing gymnastics at 7 a.m. Basically from the time she wakes until the time she passes out at night, my kid goes and goes and goes. Some days, I have to turn on the TV so that I can nap in peace!
I have started counting down the days until kindergarten starts. I will be happy to have someone else keeping her busy all day. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE every minute with her but dang that girl wears me out! 44 days and counting…..