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Old 02-15-2014, 01:22 PM   #1
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Parents of high energy early risers

Huge payoff. The 10 year old that once woke up at the crack of dawn to steal icecream from the freezer and eat it hiding under the kitchen table at age 3 (by which point he had dismantled his crib tent and learned how to climb out, so was forced to put him in "big boy bed") now wakes himself up every morning, gets dressed, fixes his own breakfast (hot oatmeal is his favorite), assembles his backpack, and walks the half block to the bus stop. Sometimes he even practices piano for 15 minutes or so. I only have to look out the window (on days I'm not leaving for work) and glance as he gets on the bus.

It's really awesome. High energy no sleep kiddo is very underrated.


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Old 02-15-2014, 01:34 PM   #2
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Re: Parents of high energy early risers

Very good point. My older kids now get up and take care of themselves and sometimes help their younger siblings.

I'm still getting up at the crack.of dawn for the youngest but eventually it will work itself out.
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Old 02-15-2014, 01:57 PM   #3
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Re: Parents of high energy early risers

I can only pray that someday it pays off... I am NOT a morning person, but Lulu sure is!
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Old 02-15-2014, 02:17 PM   #4
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Re: Parents of high energy early risers

Agree with the OP! My high energy early riser is in 6th grade now and gets himself completely ready in the morning with no help needed from me. He still gets up early on weekends and will watch his little brother if my younger high energy, early rising boy doesn't get me up.

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Old 02-15-2014, 02:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for this! I always tell dh that when they are teenagers and want to sleep in I am going to get up at 5:30 and go jump on their beds and wake them up. Lol.
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