Colin is doing the most amazing thing now.
Normally, he wakes up in the middle of the night, say 1-2am and he gets a diaper, a bottle of milk, then he passes out. If you’re good, have your bottle pre-prepped, and can work without turning any lights on, you can be in and out and back to bed in 30-45 mins. It’s a science. Your pure motivation for the speed, efficicency and attention to detail is the peace in knowing that you will be able to get back into bed and sleep some.
Lately, Mr. Man has been waking up at around 5am. The alarm goes off at 6 and everybody’s up to get ready for school/work.
Lyn and I usually alternate. This morning I got up with him and as he nodded off smiling at 5:53 I knew he was doing it on purpose.
Not only can he now claim the prize of forcing you to physically get out of bed, he can claim the psychological victory of the soul-crushing removal of the promise of any return to bed.
He is truly a mastermind. And, he’s still asleep right now and I’m at work.