Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sunshine

After the gray winter that we've had here in Poland, I shouldn't complain about the sunshine,
but living this far north of the equator gives us some very short days in the winter---the sun goes down by 3:00 p.m. and it's dark by 3:30.
In the summertime, the opposite holds true---the sun comes up at 3:30 a.m. and it stays light until nearly 10:00 p.m. Our bedroom window faces north and the sun comes streaming in by 4:00 every day, not conducive to sleeping in till 6:30! So, we decided to solve the problem---
and we went "dumpster diving" and found some thick cardboard and Dean started cutting...

and measuring and taping
and it's not beautiful, but it is effective....
well, at least it helps. However, I still wake up in the morning and find Dean wearing a mask!

3 comments:

christine said...

does it have cheetah print on it? he and syd would get along great! hey, whatever works, right? don't let anything impede sleeping, it's way too important!! :)

jen said...

i'm with ya! i wake up at 6 every morning and put on my mask. (course, we're on a little different schedule than you are). yesterday i wanted to put my mask on avi.

Jus N Anj said...

i feel your pain. luke is among the most light sensitive kids on earth. in the winter, he'll sleep till 8. in the summer, up with the birds. it doesn't matter what time he goes down, still up in the wee hours of the morning.

so we invested...similar to a cardboard box..in a cellular, light-reducing shade. and now...he's getting a couple more hours each night-getting up between 7 and 8. a bit more expensive than a box, but worth it. anj is now wanting them for our room too. ;-)

love ya