I love to sleep and have always loved to take naps when possible. Now it seems I never get a nap. it is a rare occasion that all of my kids are sleeping at the same time during the day, so I miss naps now more then ever. I didn't realize how nice it was when I just had one kid to be able to nap when he did, I should have taken advantage of that more often.
I know what I really need to do is start going to bed earlier. I always plan to, but it never works out every night it's around 1am by the time I go to bed. I know it's my own fault, after getting the kids to bed and straightening out the house or exercising some nights if I can't fit it in during the day I want some time to relax. So I'll look at blogs or watch TV. Then my husband gets home a little before 11pm, so I'll hang out with him for an hour then head to bed, but there is always something I forget to do so I come back down to turn on the dishwasher or put clothes in the dryer. Then I'll read for a bit and usually remember something else I need to do and before you know it it's 1am. Rory has been for the most part sleeping through the night, but he's up around 6am and for some reason Declan has randomly been waking up at night now. So usually my sleep is always interrupted too. I know so many moms probably have this same problem.
Plus I've always been a night owl and hated mornings, even as a kid my mom started my in school in the afternoons since I normally wouldn't wake up till 10am. She likes to think maybe it was because she worked midnights when she was pregnant with me, but who knows. I've decided to try at least once a week to be in bed by 10pm, which really means 11pm but then I'd be getting at least 7 hours of sleep one night a week. So we'll see if my plan works because I noticed I am a little irritable if I don't get enough sleep and I'm hoping this will help.