I am the kind of person who is asleep before the head hits the pillows and who doesn’t wake up until the alarm is ringing relentlessly. There was a phase in my life though when during the weekends between midnight and 04:00 / 5:00 pm sleep was light and I woke up many times listening whether I could hear the door of the fridge being closed or to sneak into the hall to look whether everyone’s shoes where lying on the floor.
This was during the time my sons where in their late teens. Often on weekends they would go out with their friends and not come home until very early in the morning or very late at night, depending which way you look at it. Usually it was sometime between 04:00 and 05:00 that I saw their sneakers lying somewhere in the hall. I would crawl back under the covers feeling glad they were safe and be deeply asleep within a minute.
Now that the kids are grown up and not living at home any more I am sleeping deep and sound again at the weekends, but when they are visiting during the holidays and going out at night, then guess, who is sneaking into the hall at nigh?