At least she sleeps through the night now (thank you adenoid removal) but Molly gets up WAY, WAY too early and then is grouchy all day long. The window in the the room she and Emily share gets hit by the sun the second it goes up. Molly thinks if it's light outside it must be morning. Maybe it is morning for Seminary students and milkmen, but not for me.
Today I had a flash of inspiration through the fog of little sleep. Why not make a heat sheild for Molly and Emily's room? I told them it's a heat sheild (it does get hot in their room) but it's really a total black out covering.
If I had had some big cardboard I could make it so I could remove it but I don't so I didn't. For now, post-church nap time, I just taped a bunch of foil to cover the windows. I'm sure this will work much better than the vinyl tablecloth I tied to the blinds last year or the "black out shades" from Lowes the year before that were just pretend black out shades. The tablecloth was much better and I'm hoping that foil will be just what I need. I'm sure the neighbors will think it's so lovely and modern looking too.
Do any of you have tricks to keep kids asleep past sunrise?