Sunday, August 31, 2014

A.P.D.--The Sleeping In Edition

Charlie tried to convince me at 4:10 this morning that it was time to get up. I strongly disagreed (my internal response was something along the lines of, "HELL NO") and then spent the next hour getting him back to sleep*. As I was lying there in my bed, wide awake and waiting for his next escape attempt, I reflected on how drastically my notion of "sleeping in" has changed recently.

In college, sleeping in meant 10 p.m.

When I worked and got up at 6 a.m., sleeping in meant 9 a.m.

When I had my first kid, who slept until at least seven most mornings, sleeping in meant 8 a.m.

And now? Now if Charlie sleeps until 6 a.m., I feel as if I've won the lottery. And on the banner mornings when A. gets up with Charlie, I indulge myself by staying in bed until 7 a.m.

Oh, the luxury.

And now it's your turn, my lovelies. What time do you habitually wake up and what do you consider sleeping in?

* He did eventually go back to sleep around 5 a.m. And then woke up for the day at 6:10 a.m. Super.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Workday wake up time: 7 am. Sleep in time: 9:30 am. But when Chester was a puppy (if there is any comparison with Charlie), wake up time was 5 am. Mary in MN

Eileen Barton said...

Was sleeping in until 9:30. Recently got two kittens and the first morning wake up time was 5am!! Now we are at 9am.

sheila said...

Having kids destroyed my ability to sleep. Youngest is 23 (and has her own place now) and I still don't sleep more than 3 to 5 hours at a time. B.C. (before children)I could sleep 8 to 10 hours in a stretch, nothing ever woke me up. What's up with that? Here's hoping perpetual insomnia doesn't happen to you.

tu mere said...

Depends. Heavy exercise day - 6:30. Any other day could be anywhere from 4:45 to 5:30. I should be around for Charlie. However, there's that little problem of longer recovery time. Always, trade offs.

Lindsey @ Half Dime Homestead said...

Sleeping in for me would be around 9:30am.
Our tot sleeps until about 7:30-8:00am most mornings. I guess I hit the jackpot - my niece and nephew both wake at 6:00am. And then there's you and that offensive wakeup time of 4:10am (absolutely HELL NO).
I agree with Sheila. Having the Tot basically destroyed any ability I have to sleep heavily and for long lengths. In college I could sleep 10 hours and woke refreshed and beautiful. And thin.
Now? I drag ass outta bed, hollerin' and cussing under my breath.
It's just that there is so much more coffee being consumed now, y'know?

Anonymous said...

I appreciate 830 as sleeping in. I get up either 630 or 715 for work, occasionally 515 (if I go to the gym) so in real set awakening.

But 415 is never okay. Sorry Charlie!

-moi

Anonymous said...

Sleeping in for me means whatever time I naturally wake up. Basically on my own terms and not being awakened. If someone wakes me up even if I'm sleeping in until 10:00 AM which I never do, I don't feel like I "slept in". So I think fo rme it's perspective. Left alone my natural wake up time is between 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM.

flask said...

anything after 6:00 is sleeping in.

preferred rising time: 4.

i have no children. i just like it that way.

Susan said...

I'm sorry to tell you but when you become old your clock just shifts. I love to sleep until 6:30 but am not surprised when I'm wide awake at 4:00. Cocka doodle frickin' doo.

FinnyKnits said...

Yeah, I'm afraid that working on a farm actually does mean getting up in the dark. Always. Regardless of the time of year.

So, now I'm trained to wake up at 5 and be on the road by 6, working by 7.

I avoid complaining about it because of all the people who'll be all, "Well, you wanted to work on a farm, idiot." and all that, to the point where I don't really mind the getting up early anymore.

But sleeping undisturbed until 7am?

THAT SOUNDS LIKE FUCKING HEAVEN.