Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sleeping Beauty

I don't get a lot of sleep. Having a 7 month old and three other children, it just seems like I NEVER EVER EVER get a good night's sleep. I'm pretty much exhausted every day and I'm seriously looking into getting a big rubber mallet to knock myself unconscious before bed.

Last night was an especially rough night. The baby has a cold, so he's congested and not sleeping well. Then the two year old has been having a hard time the last few nights as well, about midnight he started crying and snuck into our bed. (Yeah, yeah, I don't want to hear that the reason I don't get any sleep is because my kids sleep in my bed, I am too cranky to respond nicely.) So all night long we were squished and crying and not sleeping well. My two daughters get up WAY TOO early and such was the case this morning. It was my second daughter's birthday yesterday and she got a barbie doll that I told her I would open today. TWENTY minutes before my alarm was supposed to go off, guess who's in my face whispering "MOMMY?! MOMMMMY?!" Yes, that horrible child. I peek my eye open and she asks if I could open the barbie right now? AND I AM ANNNNGRY! I told her I was SLEEPING and to GET OUT. Not two minutes later, my oldest is in the room "But mommy can't you open it?!" Its getting to the point where I'm going to start screaming I was so tired and all I could think of was that she was ROBBING me of a precious TWENTY minutes of sleep!!

We had a little talk when I got up twenty minutes later.

After my oldest got off to school, I went back to sleep. Thats right, I did.

I'm still angry just thinking about this. I think I'm going to go in their room at midnight tonight and ask them to get me a snack or something, awwww sweet justice...

P.S. I had a very busy Thanksgiving weekend, I hope yours was full of family and friends and happiness and thanksgiving!


  1. Why do they think that is okay? My girls have at least finally figured it out, but I can't count how many times I have woken up to a ridiculous request. If I didn't love them so much. . . . Oooo, it would be ugly.

  2. You could always just make them stay up until 2:00 a.m. to finish the homework that they didn't seem to have time to do over the four day weekend like.
    Yes, I did that. I'm hoping that they will learn to do the homework earlier, however, I'm not holding my breath.

  3. Doesn't venting it all out on the blog feel SOOO good! I love it. Sorry your not getting enough sleep. I used to think I would get all kinds of sleep when my kids got older and I didn't have babies anymore. Now I'm biting my daughter's head off for wanting to stay out late on the weekends! I think I'm as sleep deprived now as I was then! sheesh! Some days parenting really bites!
    (I feel like biting husband's head off right now at this very moment for crunching a carrot 5 feet away from me. Yeah... my nerves are shot today too.)

  4. Oh geez, I fear what terrible crimes I might commit if I had kids and if I were as sleep deprived as you and other mothers. Even with the dog who puked at 5am this morning (one hour before alarm time), I could use more sleep and plan to go to sleep tonight in just a few minutes (before 8pm). I am so glad you went back to sleep when you dropped them off at school. I hope you do that every day for a while until you get enough sleep. Take a few winks for me, too, would you? Thanks!

  5. I do think that kids have a way of getting under their parents skin the WORST between the hours of 9:00 PM and 7:00 AM. "You should be asleep!" is a very common phrase in our house.

  6. Your blog is fantastic-like you came right out of my head. My 9-month old and 3-year-old sleep less than any insomniac on the planet!

  7. HA HA HA! You totally HAVE to wake them up at midnight! I would love to hear of a Mom who turned the tables! I don't have kids, but if I did, I would totally try to teach them in this manner!


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