My husband is an eternal optimist. You might not know this just by talking with him. He's pretty quiet most of the time. Yet, every Sunday morning about 9:00 a.m., I am reminded of his optimistic nature. You see he sets the alarm clock for 9:00 a.m.
We have four-year-old twins. We haven't slept until 9:00 a.m. since they came into the house. Seriously, these two wake up about 6:30 a.m. EVERY day. On ocassion they will sleep until 6:45 a.m. or 7:00 a.m. You know what we do then? We wait in anticipation of them crawling into bed with us. Now, there are plenty of things we could be doing with that time, but we don't. We just wait.
The girls are like our own private alarm clocks. They always wake up about the same time. Don't tell me to keep them up later or do more to wear them out. It doesn't matter how late they stay up. They always wake up at the same time. And, if they stay up too late the night before, they are crabby and tired the next day.
Friends and family make comments about what we need to do to get them to sleep later. I've given up on the idea. -- not my wonderful, optimistic husband. He still sets the alarm clock for 9:00 a.m.