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29 October 2006 @ 09:31 pm
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This is probably being posted too late to help me for tomorrow morning, but it may still prove handy when Tuesday morning comes.

Nigel, my nearly-2yo, has the waking portion of his body clock pretty damn fixed. The beginning of the year, he was waking between 4:30-5:30am each morning. No matter how we tried shifting his sleep patterns, his body kept waking him at that time. When Daylight Savings came along, he was now waking between 5-6am. A tiny bit of a shift, but it would have been nice for a full hour shift. Today when picking the boys up from a sleepover at my wife's parents' house, I was told that Nigel was up at 4:30am.

I am trying to accept the reality that I'll likely be up around that time tomorrow morning. Are there any other dads out there who aren't morning people that can suggest something better than me putting a show on the TV while I half-doze next to him on the couch? We are trying to stay quiet since the 4 yo and Mommy are still sleeping (hopefully until 7-7:30).

I feel like such a bad parent when I do that for more than 30 minutes...but my brain just isn't functioning that well even after the 23ish minutes it takes to watch the typical Noggin show.

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