Why Doesn't He Sleep In For Me?

United States
January 24, 2009 9:04am CST
It's 7 am on a Saturday morning. I wish I was still in bed, sleeping, but no my two year old son is up and at it already. He had his sippy cup, some breakfast, and now is playing with the Wiggles on t.v. Me, I'm browsing the web and on my favorite site, MyLot. What gets me is that my babysitter says during the week he will sleep in until 9 am. I take him to her at 6:30 in the morning and most of the time he is still asleep. So, why is it that if he goes to her house he will sleep in until 9 but if he is at home then he is up early? Do your children ever do this to you? Do you wish you could sleep in and can't because your children are "up with the birds"?
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
24 Jan 09
My daughter is the same way it seems. This past weekend we visited my brother and my daughter slept till 9 every day. When we are at home most of the time she wakes up around 7. A few days this past week she did sleep in though. I am thinking growth spurt. Cause she is sleeping like 11 hours a night.
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@kezabelle (2985)
25 Jan 09
Sometimes disturbing children at a certain time in their sleep can cause them then to re-enter the deep proper sleep while he might seem asleep when he gets to the babysitter he may well be disturbed and as such when laid back down again goes into a deep sleep again (my daughter does this all the time) you might find if he was left that extra half hour every day he would always wake at 7am because he wakes when he is ready he doesnt still feel sleepy or needful of going back to sleep for a while x
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• United States
25 Jan 09
The only way I could ever get my kids to sleep in on the weekend was to keep them up later than usual on Friday or Saturday. It was the only thing I could ever find to work. It is like our own automatic alarm clock our bodies get used to waking up on a normal schedule, our bodies do not know it is the weekend :0)...Hope you get to rest sometime.
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@hildas (3031)
25 Jan 09
My older children do this every weekend. I cannot get them up during the week for School and have to drag them out of bed. Then when the weekend comes they are all up making a racket at 7.00am or 8.00amm. It really baffles me why this happens. Maybe they Know inside they do not have to go out or something. I even kept them up late one evening when we went visiting my Mother. I though "Great" they will sleep in, in the morning, but "NO".They where up with the birds also.
@munhozmib (3853)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
25 Jan 09
Hello, singlemommy. I think you should get used to it. Waking up at 7 might be hard. But it is a healthy time to wake up. You could sleep until 10, but that would be inappropriate for a child. Children have a lot of energy. They wake up soon, get tired of playing around so much, and sleep. Then they wake up, mess all the house a little bit more, and go to sleep. I know what is it like. I used to wake my mother all the time too, when I was younger. I used to go to her bed soon in the morning (but not so soon), and said: "Mom, can I drink 'x'"?. And repeat. And repeat. Since she didn't answer, I said: "If you said nothing, then it means yes". lol I went and drank it. Respectfully, Munhozmib.
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@denise002 (444)
• Australia
25 Jan 09
lol the joys of havin a 2 year old :P haha im sure its not amusing for u but it sounds pretty funny. maybe he just really enjoys ur company and doesnt want to sleep through it
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• United States
25 Jan 09
i am in the boat with you!! i take my son to daycare 5 days a week now. on the days i have to get him up for daycare, he wont budge his little eyes open. he wants to sleep. come the weekend oh but heck no he is up before the sun!! He is also 2. Yea i really wish i could sleep in too. but it seldom ever happens. i have even tried to trick him into thinking he has to get up early on sat just so maybe he will sleep in but ha ha he is too smart for that! Maybe we can sleep one day!!
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
25 Jan 09
i think the reason is because mom is home and he knows that. he miss you during the day kids are smart and they know when mom is not their;
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@glords (2615)
• United States
25 Jan 09
He probably gets up early with you because he is soo excited for mommy time. I know its hard, but I think you should take it as a compliment.
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• United States
25 Jan 09
I have been there and still doing that now...LOL, I am in the same boat... and worse I have a 5 yr old, who now sleeps in til after 8:30...which he never did before school started for him... so it would be a blessing, only now we have a 1 yr old daughter who is up by 7 am everyday...so when I finally got to the point that we could have slept in, we are up because of the other one!! LOL Just remember these are phases they go through and eventually we will all be on the same schedule...hopefully!! LOL happy mylotting!
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
Almost the same case with my daughter... during weekdays... it is very difficult for me to wake her up early... i need to do that because i have to go to work... and i still need to feed her breakfast... clean her up... and take her to my in-laws... but during weekends... she is already up by 7:30... and i still want to stay in bed... I wonder why kids are like that... maybe the wake up early during weekends because they know we are there... and they want to spend a lot of waking time with us...
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@livewyre (2455)
25 Jan 09
Your little one is giving you the opportunity to get full enjoyment of his company for as much of the weekend as possible. He sleeps extra-hard during the week so that he can get extra Mommy time at the weekend Before children come along, the weekend is a time to relax and unwind - when kids arrive, weekends are full on "fun" ZZZZZZzzzzzzzz!
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24 Jan 09
That's kids for you! I think they all get given a secret handbook at the time of conception called "how to make mummys life a misery!". As much as we love the little darlings they sure know how to make our lives as difficult as possible!
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@sharay (2776)
• India
24 Jan 09
Not only during the weekends, she does that most of the days, but luckily my husband attends to her needs once she gets up (not often but sometimes), so if i am very tired, i will just request him and he will take care of her, whenever he does not, i really feel like somehow putting her to sleep by some way, but the fact is i end up getting myself wide awake...
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