No sleep in
Working out sleep habits is important in a marriage/relationship. If one person wants to sleep half the day away and the other person wants to do things – this is fine now and again, but not every weekend.
Some parents take turns on who gets up to the kids and I guess the most important thing is both people feel they are getting a fair share. Sometimes people fall into the selfish basket too quickly: “I work all week”, “I get up to the kids all week” – the best way is to think both people are doing their fair share and both need to feel needed and have their rest time.
I guess it is important to also work out what the person will do if the other person sleeps in. Outline what is expected by both parties: the kids organised; housework; be ready to go out etc.
If you sleep in a house with housemates and some sleep in half of the day – what are the noise rules? I think all parties need to be realistic and also mindful of others’ needs.
I heard a Father tell his daughter the other day – he couldn’t watch her play sport on Saturday morning because he had to sleep in: “You know I need my sleep in”, he said. Well, the girl (with her head bowed) just accepted it as I guess other compromises are also part of their relationship.
Of course some of us love sleep ins – I am one of these people – especially because I go to bed late. However, if there is something on that my daughter is involved in – I set the alarm and get up and forego my sleep in.