Aidan and the neighbor boy had a sleep over a few weeks ago. On our porch. The porch does look like and inviting place for little boys to pull out sleeping bags and sleep the summer night away. . .
Aidan is a sleeper. He loves to sleep and will sleep as late as he can when he can. Most weekends, he sleeps until at least nine and often times even later. And because of this, Pat and I have never had the need to tell Aidan he can't wake us up before 8:00. Aside from Christmas, that is!
Zachary, on the other hand, is an early riser. He is up and at em as early as he can be. There have been many a weekend morning when he has rung the bell just after 9:00 (I'm sure that is the time his mom has imposed on him!) only to find out that Aidan is still sleeping. I have gone so far as to put notes, from time to time, on the doorbell button asking that it not be rung--doorbells ringing and dogs barking do not make a good sleep environment for anybody.
Flash back to the sleep over. . .
Aidan and Zach got all snuggled in their sleeping bags, we said good night and off to bed we went. We did hear the boys up for a while talking, but they did eventually go to sleep. The problem came up the next morning. Zach, as is his habit, was up early. This woke Aidan up and then they were both bouncing around downstairs. At 6:30, they came upstairs to get us up. I tried to tell Aidan it was too early, but it didn't work. We were all up.
It was a tired day for all of us!
Note to self: Think twice in the future when asked about having an early riser over for a sleep over!! And discuss appropriate wake up times for Mom and Dad with Aidan.
Have a great weekend!