The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph - Writ­ten by Nigel Thorn­ton www.peter­bor­oughto­ @Peter­bor­oughTel

With the count­down on to Preschooler T’s first day at school, we’ve seen a change in her sleep habits. As a baby she was a ter­ri­ble sleeper and although thank­fully she has grown out of that she’s al­ways been an early riser.

Any time af­ter 7am counts as a lie-in at Thorn­ton Tow­ers and nor­mally we hear the pat­ter of her tiny feet in our bed­room any time af­ter 6am.

She ap­pears, usu­ally in full princess cos­tume af­ter delv­ing into her dress­ing up box. I’m prob­a­bly the on­lyper­son on the planet who has night­mares about Ariel, Ra­pun­zel, Anna and Elsa and other as­sorted Dis­ney princesses. But you try wak­ing from a deep sleep to be con­fronted by Snow White... I’m sleepy then dopey and fi­nally grumpy.

But now Tod­dler T has de­cided to get up later, so much so that I’ve had to dig out the alarm clock. I’d been look­ing for­ward to the day when I could get my own back and wake her up, I’ve just got to find my Su­per­man cos­tume now.

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