Brad had to have a serious talk with Abi yesterday evening and she is now heart broken.
For the past 3ish weeks Abi has been waking up in the middle of the night. She would get out of bed, come into our room - sometimes wake us up, sometimes not - then go out to the family room and turn on a movie for herself.
The first few times it was just an hour or two before she normally wakes up, but it has been progressively getting earlier. One night when she was in our room around 3am Brad asked her why she was waking up so early,
"Because I'm nocturnal. See, its still dark outside, but I'm awake. So I'm nocturnal."
We were just letting it slide because she didn't usually bother us and it wasn't really effecting her behavior during the day. But lately she has been more whiny, back-talky and sassy.
So last night while we were getting ready for bed Brad told Abi he had something very serious to talk to her about. She looked intently at him and asked what it was.
"Abi you can't be nocturnal anymore. If you keep waking up at night you won't be able to go to preschool anymore. People aren't nocturnal."
She was crushed. There was much crying and gnashing of teeth. But good news! She slept in until 8:30 this morning!