Sleepless in Seattle (actually Tucson)

I just got off the phone with my sister. Her little boy was sick all night. I feel badly for her. I know how horrible those sleepless nights are when little ones are sick. Not fun at all!

I had my own interesting night last night. Haley woke up at about 2 a.m. and brought her Dora magnetic drawing board into our room. She wanted me to turn on the lights so she could draw. I explained to her that since it was dark, it was time to sleep and we could draw in the morning. She responded with a cute little “But my eyes are pretty good.” I told her no anyway and this sent her into a full blown crying fit….which of course woke up my husband. (and it takes a lot to wake him up…so you know it was loud!) He told her that she could draw in the morning and to climb into bed, we needed to sleep. Well, my darling daughter would not leave behind her magnetic drawing board, so Dora had to come into the bed as well. Now we have a queen sized bed, but there just isn’t room for 2 adults, one little girl who wriggles a lot AND a magnetic drawing board! So at about 2:30 I thought, “This is crazy, I need to get back to sleep.” I get up out of bed and decide, “Haley’s in our bed, so I’ll go sleep in Haley’s bed.”

Well, here’s the kicker! Haley doesn’t have a twin bed…..she has a toddler bed. It is a crib mattress on a little bed only a few inches off of the floor. We have multiple couches that I could have slept on, all which would have been up off the floor and I could have stretch my legs out…but no! I go for the toddler bed. I curled up on there and fell asleep right away. I woke up at about 5 a.m. and as you can imagine my legs were quite cramped. It is at this point I realize how dumb I was being and I go back into our room. My husband is getting up for work, so he scoots Haley and her Dora magnetic board over, I fall back into bed and back to sleep.

Only to be woken up less than an hour later by our oldest. I tell him it is WAY too early to get up and he needs to go lay back down. He asks if there are any shows on T.V. that he can watch! WHAT!!!! No sweetie, there is nothing on T.V right now. Go back to bed for a while.” I did get to sleep in until about 6:30 at which point I gave up, got up and poured some glasses of juice. Needless to say…I think today we’ll all be taking naps!


2 Responses to “Sleepless in Seattle (actually Tucson)”

  1. 1 Lynelle August 17, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    2 things

    one — this made me laugh out loud!! Your kids crack me up.

    two — I am famous now b/c I was written about in your blog. Cool. 🙂

  2. 2 Kat August 19, 2007 at 4:26 am

    haha, sounds like a crazy night! Mine are 14, 10 and 1 1/2….so I had just gotten past the crazy nights when I started all over again! I probably have a few of these in store again now too!

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