I just can't stop lying in late in the mornings because I go to bed so late at night, and I do love my sleep too. It's a vicious circle. I know I need to go to bed earlier so I'm not so tired in the mornings, but I just love the night so much - the kids are asleep (mostly) and I can go about watching my favourite tv shows, packing orders/working, chatting to friends online, all on my own, without children following my every move or saying 'Muuuuu-uum!' for the 50,000th time.
I've always been a night person. Even as a child, my mum will tell you I was always up late, either reading, playing or rearranging the furniture in my bedroom - again. I think some things are just embedded in our personalities, and I'm afraid this is one of them. Occasionally, I get myself to bed early, and I do feel better the next day, but then I feel like I've missed out on a few hours of 'me' time!
The one thing I'm really not looking forward to next year, is that while it will be great Josh is starting school, it will mean getting up early and getting school bag and lunch packed and taking three children on the school run morning and afternoon. No sleep-ins. An end of an era. I'm exhausted just thinking about it! At the moment I'm fortunate that Josh is happy to do his own thing in the morning until I get up, and Zoe is still in a cot and will lie quietly and play until I get up to her too. It's a bit dangerous they are so quiet in the morning though - doesn't give me much incentive to get up! (Though having said all that, my version of 'sleeping in', is far from midday, I'm not that cruel!! My sleep-in is probably teenager's version of waking up far too early!)
So there you have it. That's my divulging done for the day. So tell me, what is your habit you can't break? What is the thing that you just can't stop doing despite really trying?