You're hoping this is going to be a post bearing some level of interesting material, right? ;-) Party time?! After all, it *was* a play performance weekend for my adorable Mike.
Be that as it may, unless we have a newborn in the bassinet next to our bed, at midnight we are sleeping 1,000% of the time. Because we are old.
Except this week.
*long suffering sigh*
We are still old, ;-) but our 5 year old has suddenly been having the overnight demands of a new baby. Anne has been very sick with an upper respiratory infection, and while I'm certainly sympathetic, the loss of sleep has definitely been taking a toll on all of us. Mid-week last week, the wakings were because she was feverish and had a terrible sore throat. That lasted into the weekend, and now we've transitioned into the frenetic coughing segment of our current nightmare. Again, I'm very sympathetic, but I do think she has developed a bit of waking habit over the course of the past week, and now just wants company when she is up. Exhibit A:
I stumble in blearily, given that it's 2 am, and the third time I've been up with her that night. The other two consisted of the need for water and more Vicks VapoRub.
"What do you need, Honey?"
"I really like the cupcake leggings you're wearing right now, Mommy. If you find them in my size, would you buy them for me?"
Really? This is the conversation we need to be having right now?
"I guess, yes, Honey. Please go back to sleep, OK?"
*5 minutes elapse*
*door loudly clicks open* *tip toe sounds out in the hallway*
"Anne?! What's wrong?"
"I have to go to the bathroom. So does Oreo."
"Your stuffed penguin?! All right."
Last night we had one legitimate wake up, and then another around 3:30 which Mike tried to field:
"NO DADDY. I WANT MOMMY!"
Flattering? I think she just knows I'm the softer touch.
"Mommy, you just said something to me in my dream. What did you say?!"
Because mind reading is something I excel at in the middle of the night too, apparently.
At any rate, we're all very tired, but we're making it. I have a week off from teaching (which is VERY badly needed), Anne is improving, and I'm looking forward to an INSPIRE post tomorrow! How are YOU doing this late October week, dear reader?