There are two options, and all it takes is a little planning, educating and laying down the law, just a little.
Being a very single mom, that means that when the boys wake up, the day starts, well moms, somehow I have made it that my precious little BOYS (6 and 8) yes that’s right I said boys, give me as long as I need. They wake up on a Saturday or Sunday morning, gently get up and head into the cottage to entertain themselves until I wake up and make them breakfast…. Dylan, my youngest, even tucks his mom in. How I managed to do this…. Well we have had open lines of communication since they were born and we would often and still do bundle onto the bed and have meetings where we chat about all sorts of plans. At one of these meetings I chatted to the boys and asked them for some extra time, I explained why, and now we are where we are.
When I was married, we had an agreement that it was one weekend on one weekend off, or it would be structured according to day and schedule etc. so he would get the Sunday or the weekend and I would get up for the boys and then let him sleep in and visa versa. It was really cute cos we would have a system where the awake one would get a message saying send them in and we would send the boys in to wake the other one telling them to go tickle mom or dad. It was a thing.
So there is always a way, even if it is a Sunday morning or an afternoon nap, you can find a way. I promise you can.