Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I don't understand..

why is it so hard for my child to do his homework and leave everyone else alone?? Why can he not sit at the table and just do his work? The school says he is sooo smart...um ok...he doesn't act very smart. Granted he does make good grades. But he stays in trouble, at school, at home, on the bus. It doesn't matter what is going on the child is talking or making some kind of noise or just generally irritating someone/everyone. This is the very same child who is up by 0630 EVERY morning!! It doesn't matter if it is the weekend, school break, summer vacation...the kid is always awake. That wouldn't be a bad thing except that he thinks if he is awake then everyone else should be too. WHAT? Yeah nothing says don't have kids like a child banging on your door at 0600 on Saturday morning. My poor SO doesn't have his own children he has graciously taken on mine...which means even when he just worked graveyard or swing shift or this is his first day off and sleeping in...he gets woke up too!! I have even tried letting the boy stay up wicked late on the weekend. Guess what? He still got up at 0630. I don't know why that is the magic wake up time on his internal clock. I should have known he was going to be this way there were signs early on. He would stay awake for days on end as a toddler...who am I kidding? Even as an infant he didn't sleep. I'll be danged if he turns into a teen who wants to do nothing but sleep!! I WON'T ALLOW IT!!! I don't care if I have to stay awake to keep him awake. I have actually thought about that, waking him up at random hours of the night and early morning just so he will sleep in. I am just scared it won't work. So for now I am resigned to just keeping his 8p bed time so I can have a few hours of peace before we go to bed.


  1. LMFAO...I can sooo see you popping in his room just as he's dozed off..."Hey whatcha doin?" Do it!!! Do it every hour on the freakin hour if you have to!

  2. Lydia, I had a kid (two of them, really) that NEVER slept either. I managed to get him raised & he's now a very successful software developer, with a wife & two kiddies. His kids don't sleep either & drive his saintly wife crazy.

    The way I dealt with him (he's now 28) was to ALWAYS make sure that he was busy. This sometimes included having as many as twelve other boys over to do stuff. I just tried to enjoy his genius as much as I could.

    He must have realized something of what I went through -- because, ever since he turned 20-- he's been thanking me for being such a good Mommy. I appreciate it that he appreciates me.

    Even if I never achieve any other type of success in my life, I feel that I've made my mark in the world by raising him & his sister (who also turned out well!)

    I have a (probably boring) blog at www.needabandaid.com if you'd like to e-mail for moral support. Whatever you're going through -- I've probably been there & can help!!



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