Friday, January 15, 2010

Sleep skills

What is it about kids that they only sleep in when you have to be up early! Hudson isn't known for his sleeping abilities, he takes ages to go to sleep, often wakes in the night, sometimes for hours and rarely actually sleeps in- except for this morning!
Today we are-were- planning on going along on a DoC (Dept of Conservation) bird leg banding session, stating at 7am rounding up ducks and whatever else on a private lagoon that I've been wanting to go to for ages, then spending the rest of the morning putting bands on their legs to individually identify them, a skill that will come in handy if/when we gat around to banding the birds on the Bluff hill here

But of course for the first time these whole holidays Hudz is sleeping in, it's 0840hrs and he's still snoozing, despite the radio being on, the dog being manic, the sun shining on his face through his curtainless window, ships coming and going on the harbour, the howling easterly that is blowing gale force, and the dulcet tones of Meri Leask on Bluff Fishermans radio updating the weather at sparrows fart cause I forgot to turn the VHF off last night!

I'm waiting anxiously for those teenage boy years when you can't wake them up in the morning and they sleep solidly for 12-14 hours, hopefully this is the start!

We had a camping trip the other day, failed miserably though! Huds and I have swags and we tootled up the catlins coast, watching yellow eyed penguins waddle up Jacks Bay beach and settling in for the night at the pounawea camp ground cause we couldn't find anywhere we could free camp, anyway it as a gorgeous night, starry sky, tui's and kereru's in the trees above us, we read a book until 9pm then said goodnight! At 2300hrs I started giving Huds the hard word, by midnight he was asleep- finally, just too exciting! Then at 0200hrs- boing! Awake and raring to go, he got the hard word again, and again, and by 0300 I said if he didn't go back to sleep we''d have to go home, so at 0330hrs we upped and home by 0600, very non- refreshing way to start the day! Learnt a lesson in making threats that I don't really want to follow through on!

Hmm, still sleeping soundly!

1 comment:

  1. I cannot imagine how that must be like! I'm sorry you didn't make it to your private lagoon, I hope there's another opportunity for you and Hudson to make it. It sounds like good fun! Maybe the next time you plan on going, Hudson will decide to wake up at 4am again. hopefully anyway :)