The Way-Too-Early Bird

I always get annoyed when I hear other moms complain about their kids getting up early and then find out that “early” is 7:30 a.m. These days I’m happy if Justin makes it to 6:00 (which he didn’t this morning…he came into our room at 5:20 wide awake). And it’s not like he goes to bed especially early or makes up for it with a longer afternoon nap. I’m not yet ready to consider making him give up the nap in favor of a longer overnight snooze, but I’m hoping to train him to stay in his room until 6. I seem to recall my own parents telling me I couldn’t get out of bed until the numbers on my clock said 6-3-0, so I’m not the first parent to try this technique. We’ll see how it goes. Of course, if he decides to spend the extra time belting out the alphabet song, we really won’t be any further ahead. Sigh.