October 05, 2004

Good Thing I Went to Bed Early

The Girl decided, for reasons unknown, to start wailing at 4 a.m. I found her curled up on the rug in her room bawling, with her big brother sound asleep, oblivous to the racket, in the next bed over. One major flaw with toddler beds is that they are really not made for parents to cuddle up with their kids in -- especially not mothers with bellies as wide as the mattress. I brought the girl back to my room, where she proceeded to wiggle, chat and complain until around 5 when I decided to take her out to the kitchen, so that Justin could sleep a bit. She wanted food right away, so maybe this was all caused by hunger. Then I curled up on the loveseat and she came over with a book and "read" herself back to sleep. She only slept long enough for me to doze off, but I guess that was better than nothing.

Inspite of being exhausted, I feel less cranky right now than yesterday. However, I suspect that it wouldn't take too much to turn me into a weepy bowl of jello, so I hope for a calm and quiet day today.


Oh, for the days of over-the-counter opiates.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at October 5, 2004 11:52 AM

If I had any over-the-counter opiates, I'd be hard pressed to share them with the children.

Posted by: Jordana at October 5, 2004 03:48 PM

Who said anything about sharing? Let 'em get their own!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at October 5, 2004 04:43 PM

Putting on my mommy hat here, and I know I'm repeating myself (but that is what mommies do)
Milk and honey, milk and honey.
It really does help them to sleep; helps everyone to sleep. Other people swear by chammomile tea or sleepy -time but for me milk and honey has always worked best.

I think because it solves the thirst/hunger problem and there is something in milk that is a soporific.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at October 6, 2004 01:40 AM

Sheesh. What's wrong with a sippy cup full of scotch?

No need to waste the single malt on them, mind you.

Posted by: skinnydan at October 6, 2004 09:15 AM