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Jun 6, 2011

Yep, I'm the mean mom

Today marks the first official day of Summer break for the girls. Most of the nicer parents let their kids sleep in as late as they would like. Not this mean mom. I expect both teens to be up no later than 9 AM. I remember the days when Dwayne and I were first married (even right before) when his grandmother was still alive. She would start knocking pots and pans around and also turn up the volume on the TV to wake us up. I will never forget how each and every day she would tell us that young people have no business staying in the bed late. That made no sense to me at the time. She would express how important it was for us to do something, be productive. After all, we were young, healthy and energetic. Why waste it sleeping until noon? I think from listening to her tell us these things for 2 years that it somehow got stuck in my brain. I have the same feelings about young people getting up and getting out early. My kids tell me all the time how their friends get up at 1 in the afternoon! No way, not my kids. Thankfully my girls are pretty good at getting up and at 'em. I do have some days that I give them a free pass to stay in bed longer but for the most part they still get up out of habit. Call me old-fashioned~~ That I am!
Shelly, Mom Files
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7 comments

  1. LOL I don't think 9 am is unreasonable. I'd be banging pots and pans around myself if they tried to sleep til noon. If I have to be awake, so do they!

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  2. I agree that kids need to be productive. You're passing something that will come in handy when it's time them to head off to college or get jobs.

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  3. Joey starts streaming music into the bedroom to wake me up. That's great that you get them up. Then they don't waste the day away.

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  4. I like the idea of giving them one free day. it's a nice touch and makes it feel a little more laid back than the school year. I don't see anything wrong with you wanting them to wake up and have productive days. They are the next great leaders and it's good that you're training them from young.

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  5. That's how it should be done! Kids only habe a problem when they're not use to doing anything.

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  6. There is nothing wrong with that! I know first hand if I let the kids sleep in during school breaks and summer vacation it messes up their sleep schedule. Now that is not fun!

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  7. Hahahah! Sounds like my mom. She didn't play that! And I'm sure I will be the same, once myboys enter that lazy, pre-teen age where they wanna sleep all day and afternoon - no ma'am!

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