Blowing off bedtime
As the summer draws to a close, the days are finally starting to get shorter again. The sun isn't waking up quite as early, and neither is my son. It's nice some mornings, that he can sleep in a bit (past 6 AM). Of course I hear of some kids who sleep past 8:30 and even as long as 10:30 and I'm stumped... I could NEVER imagine Andrew doing this!
Perhaps that's because I'm a bit of a control freak when it comes to bedtimes and the whole going-to-bed protocol. Once I nailed it down at the age of 2 or so, it's been pretty consistent. This summer, though, I pushed it a few times, so that we could enjoy some evening time picnics at the park. But as many a camping trip has taught me... the next day is always a disaster when bedtime protocol hasn't been adhered to. So I find myself wondering... should I push it one more time? Because (and now I'm going to feel selfish for saying this) I really, really want to go see the Oregon Symphony do their concert at the Tom McCall waterfront park this Thursday night. I've been wanting to see the 1812 Overture performed with cannons and fireworks since... well since we moved to inner SE and could hear it happening just a mile or so away (that's 4 yrs now!).
The question is... will I have the energy in my 8-month pregnant body to get there, handle Andrew, and get back, and also enjoy the show? Will I have the energy the next day to deal with the antics as I work from home? Am I pushing my luck by blowing off bedtime??? What would you guys do?