Wednesday, 20 January 2010
This weekend we visited my BIL and SIL. Our six kids are close to the same age (7,6,5,3,2,1) and they love to play together, I enjoy my in-laws, so what is the problem? Our schedules.
My kids wake up around 6-6:30 and go to bed around 8. I don’t have a problem letting them stay up later on weekends, but they never sleep in. I would give my left eyebrow for a chance to sleep in until 7:30. We eat breakfast around 7 or 8 at the latest on weekends and we eat supper at 6.
The In-laws’ school aged child goes to bed around 10. The baby was up until 11 Saturday night. I don’t know when their kids usually get up, but the oldest got up when mine did this weekend. They always eat supper around 8, and apparently eat breakfast at 10 on weekends.
The kids went to bed around 10 on Friday night. Nobody got a nap on Saturday, except the baby who napped around 6. We ate supper at 8 and I told my kids they had to go to bed by 9. At nine, my BIL suggested his wife whip up some brownies for dessert. Who decides to make brownies for little kids at 9 p.m.?
My in-laws didn’t even get up until 9:30 the next morning.
What do you do in someone else’s home from 6-9:30 in the morning? The kids were starving and trying to be as polite as they could. I thought about loading them up and going to McDonald’s, but that seemed rude. We just stuck it out; unfortunately a motel is not a future option.
What do you do when schedules collide?
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