Friday, May 15, 2009

Concept of time...

Lately bedtimes have been a struggle. A BIG struggle. One of our attempts to explain to Katy WHY she has to go to bed is to say that we all have a bedtime. Hers is 8:00. So what time is it? "8 on the clock," she says. That's right: time for Katy to go to bed. I've attempted to explain that 2:00 is naptime, but she doesn't seem to distinguish the two and gets confused. "No, Mommy, it's 8 on the clock."

So today we had lunch with my sister, and in the car on the way home, Katy and I had this conversation:

Me: When we get home, Katy, it's naptime.

K: It's 8 on the clock.

M: That's right.

K: Where's Aunt Mel?

M: She's in her car.

K: Where's she going?

M: To her house.

K: She's going to her house to go to sleep, too. It's 8 on her clock.


Kate said...

Summer time is Sooo hard with it staying light out. We bought a black-out shade that really, really helped us because we could make it darker in his bedroom for the transition.

Oma Froehle said...

Katy has no idea how useful it is to have a bedtime of 8 on the clock. It beats staying up until 10:30 on Facebook or something.

Kelsey said...

The long light days sure don't help! It's too bad we can't make up for it by putting them to bed at four-thirty all winter!

Hang in there!