My daughter is what you call a voracious reader.
It's very difficult to wake up my 9-year-old daughter in the morning. She sleeps so soundly that her clock alarm could be going off right next to her head, and she wouldn't budge an inch. Both the smoke alarm and the burglar alarm don't even wake her (and that part kinda scares me).
It took four attempts to wake her up this morning.
But when she finally did get up, she revealed the reason behind her excessive drowsiness—she had stayed up reading until 2:06 this morning. She went on to inform me that she had read five chapter books last night: Dragon for Sale, Buster's New Friend, Lily's Pesky Plant, The Hawk Bandits of Tarkoom, and Under the Serpent Sea.
Maybe I'll have to take the bookshelf of books out of her room to get her to go to sleep at a decent hour! (But at least she comes by it honestly; I regularly read until 1 or 2 a.m. every night.)
If nothing else, maybe I'll just resort to waking her up by squirting her face with a spray bottle of cold water. That'd surely get her out of bed!
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