Do you ever wonder what your kids do after you put them to bed? We know they don’t normally go to sleep right away because we can hear them moving around and sometimes even talking and giggling with their invisible friends. We assume though that within a few minutes they will fall asleep. But, do they?
The other morning I woke up, made coffee and read a few posts, which is my morning routine. As I neared the end of my second cup of coffee, I wondered when my son would finally emerge from his room. He went to bed at 11pm and now it was after 9am.
An hour went by and no sound from him. Another hour and still nothing. At that point I decided to go check on him. Slowly cracking the door open, I peeked inside and saw him bundled up in his blanket. He didn’t stir at all.
I decided to give him thirty more minutes. As I began to close the door, the light from his computer caught my eye. I clearly remembered him turning it off the night before. I walked over, turned on the monitor and saw that there was a game paused on the screen. “When did he get up to play?” I wondered.
Thirty minutes later, I came back to wake him. After giving him a minute to open his eyes, I asked him about his night. Come to find out, he got up shortly after I went to bed at midnight, to play on his computer.
“What time did you go back to bed then?” I asked him.
“An hour or two later.” He replied.
“An hour or two…Okay. What time did you go back to bed?”
“That’s not an hour or two later!”
He was up until 5am? No wonder he was still sleeping. Goes to show that what we think our children are doing, may not be what they’re doing at all.
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