Let me set the scenario. There are three little boys in our home – two of whom make an unholy row about going to bed when it is so light outside. These are then the same two boys who joyously open their eyes at the first ray of sun that tickles their pillow and decide that because the sun is awake [you know the rest but I’m going to say it anyway] like Anna in Frozen, they are awake. Not only that, but apparently we ALL need to be awake.
My beautiful sunlight is a morning curse.
I’ve been looking into blinds for the window since I want to keep the windows as clear as possible for taking photographs – and VELUX have blackout blinds that I’ve had my eye on for quite a while now. I’ve been holding off because I love my light and airy room, and when Our Little Adventurer was born we had a blackout blind that we used to sucker to the windows at night and it was ugly. I had no idea that I could have a white blind! I like that they will reflect the heat in the Summer because with Baby Hero still enjoying naps [and long may that last], I don’t want the Summer sun baking him and making him all uncomfortable.
However, I am slightly worried that a white blackout blind won’t work as well as a black one though, so if anyone has any first hand experience of white blackout blinds before we buy, I’d be very grateful to hear about it! Alternatively, if anyone else has any suggestions for keeping everyone asleep when the morning breaks, I’d also love to hear them!