Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sleepless in Riverdale

I know, I know, it doesn't have quit the same ring to it that Sleepless in Seattle does, but hey, just go with it.
Now that all of my children sleep through the night it is my personal goal to catch up on all the sleep I lost while nursing new borns and trying to sleep train babies. 
I make it my personal mission to get at least 9 hours of sleep a night.
You heard me, 9 glorious hours.
Don't judge, this momma has a lot of lost sleep to make up for.
Plus, we're all happier when mommy is well rested.
Most nights that means I'm in bed by 9:30 so I can be up by 6:30 when the 5 year old decides it's time to wake up and awaken the rest of the house by being as loud and as annoying to his brothers as he possibly can.
Sometimes my plan does not work out as I would like.
Take tonight for instance.
I was doing so well, I curled into my soft welcoming bed at precisely 9:33.
The light in the sky was fading fast as the last bits of daylight tried desperately to fight the darkness.
This is my favorite time to go to sleep, just as darkness takes over and the whole world seems to rest.
I leave the blinds open so I can watch the sky turn to grey.
I'm out before I even realize the light is totally gone.
An hour later I am vaguely aware that Mr Bird has joined me and we sleep.
Then, a little later, Little man awakens to go potty.
I hear him, but drift off again.
 I hear him again a few minutes later, getting back in bed.
I notice he left the bathroom light glaring.
I try my best to ignore it and stay asleep.
Twenty minutes later there is no denying I have lost the battle.
The light wins and makes me fully awake.
I rise to turn it off and return to my repose.
No luck, the light in the brain is not so easy to turn back off.
So, after just an hour and a half of sleep I'm wide awake, blogging for lack of anything better to do.
Been awake for literally hours.
Dreading the thought that Little Man will be running a muck in 3 short hours.
I'm too old for this nonsense, and I don't even have a baby to snuggle for company in the wee hours of the morning. 
I have a feeling it's going to be a really long day!