Tuesday, January 25, 2011
As I was walking home this morning from having dropped off the boys, and while I was willing my eyes/eyelids not to freeze (the only exposed part of my body), I noticed how bright it was outside! Of course this is relative. The sun had not risen yet of course, but there was daylight. It looked like dawn. You will remember with me that when we first moved here, it was pitch black when I dropped off the kids in the morning. The other day I noticed the same thing in the afternoon. That it was much brighter much later. I'm figuring that within one month of being here, we've acquired an extra 1.5 hours of daylight at least. This all of a sudden scares me. My boys sleep until on average 7:30 everyday. I am scared to see what all the daylight will do to them ESPECIALLY Isaac. I realized today that we have to crack down on his sleep habits (he still wakes up once or twice a night and wants maman...) before it gets too bright. Can you imagine trying to "sleep train" a child to go back to sleep at 4am when it bright as day out? OK so we have a bit of time, but still, in a month it will be brighter much earlier and so on and so forth at a much faster rate than it does down south. I'm not ever sure it gets TOTALLY dark here. The blinds in the house are made for the extra daylight (with side blinders) but it's not total darkness. The light still creeps in. I guess good 'ol aluminum foil will have to save the day. AGAIN. Alright, I'm getting ahead of myself. I'll cross that bridge when I get there.