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It’s Tough Being a Night Owl

owlI’m most productive at from about 2-4am.

When you say that people look at you like you’re a few jacks full of a short deck. Then they try to cover it real quick with something like, “Oh, I’m a night owl too. Sometimes I stay up until midnight.”

Midnight? Really? You think that makes you a night owl? Sometimes I take naps until midnight.

But, when you’re a mom to an adorable four year old, this doesn’t work out so well. When you go to bed at five, and your kiddo wakes up at nine this does not a full night of sleep make.

So, fellow night owls–how do you cope?

Melissa

Friday 2nd of April 2010

So nice to find someone else asking that question! I dont have the answer sorry...and MAN do i relate to the frustration when others say 'oh yeah, i go to bed about midnight'.Great! I still have 3 hours to go!! Do you mind if i ask, do you have Delayed sleep phase syndrome? I hope you get a good answer to your question...perhaps a nice nanny who wants to work for free for you out of her support for night owls. That is what my husband and i are depending on for when we have kids shortly.

Jamie

Friday 2nd of April 2010

@Melissa, oh is there like a name for it? haha I should check it out :) .-= Jamie´s last blog ..March Review =-.

Sherrie Petersen

Monday 26th of October 2009

I've gotten used to living life as a zombie. Those rare occasions when I get six hours of sleep are so lovely. Cling to the memories. .-= Sherrie Petersen´s last blog ..Agent Spotlight On: Marietta Zacker =-.

DJ kirkby

Monday 26th of October 2009

I am the opposite of you. I go to bed early and then get up early to write. My writing slot is 5-7am only as I work full time and have 3 sons so by the time they're all in bed I'm too shattered to write. .-= DJ kirkby´s last blog ..Clever hands =-.

Rhonda

Sunday 25th of October 2009

Hey! Love your blog and your tweets! Gave you an award over at my blog and am now going to check myself into rehab for excessive use of exclamation points!

Mommy Playground

Sunday 25th of October 2009

I'm a mother of 2; 4yr old and a 1 1/2yr old. The youngest ALWAYS naps but the other doesn't. I usually place him on the foot of the couch with a movie and it's "quiet time" while his sister naps. So I get a few minutes of rest then.

Then as soon as the kids go to bed, I do too! This can be anywhere between 7 - 10pm. I wake around midnight everynight, and do whatever needs to be done online, around the house, etc until about 4 or 5am...then back to bed til about 8 or 9 when the kids wake.

So I normally get anywhere from 2-4 hours at a time, but still averages about 8 hours in a day.