Early Risers vs. Night Owls

We are a house divided: two against two. Our five-year-old son and I are naturally early risers while my husband and our three-year-old daughter are night owls.

The kids have the same bedtime, but they definitely don’t go to sleep at the same time — or wake up at the same time — and that was causing some problems in our house!

Our son immediately snuggles up in what he calls his “cosy bed.” He has two pillows and the one with the crayon pillowcase must be stacked below the blue pillowcase. He likes the blankets to be arranged smoothly, in the proper order, with the airplane decal on the top blanket on the left-hand side of the bed. He sometimes turns on his lamp and “reads” for a while, but he’s usually asleep very quickly.

Our daughter? Couldn’t be more different …

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