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January 11, 2006

Sleepless in Ohio

Remember the last thing I said in my last post yesterday? "I'm goin' to bed!" Well, I had forgotten that a new episode of Dirty Jobs was going to be on last night, so I went to bed around 9:30, right after I watched Mike Rowe work with the marble in Colorado. It was pretty cool.

Anyway, my blissful slumber was cut short when, at 2:45, I heard Daughter wimpering. I fumbled and found my glasses and then stumbled out to the living room to find Daughter huddled on the end of the couch sleeping. I gathered her, her "bwanket," and her four, yes four, beanie baby lovies, and took her back to her bed, where she promptly fell back to sleep.

Then at 6:00 a.m. she was at my bedside. Dammit, I thought, as I moved over and she crawled in beside me. I'd had a hard time falling back to sleep earlier, and I'd had to get up again to take some Tylenol for a pounding headache, and here was Daughter, fidgeting and smelling of overly wet diaper. Daughter managed to relax for about a half hour before she jumped out of my bed.

Okay, I changed her soggy diaper and figured I'd just get the day started. As I'm washing my hands in the kitchen, Son gets up. "Damn it to hell!!!" I said. (I'm not to tactful or nurturing when I'm so feckin' tired.)

My point, and I do have one, is this: Daughter has been doing this stuff for the past month, at least, and I can't figure out why. She isn't sick, we haven't deviated from her bedtime routine...frankly I'm worn out. Daughter, on the other hand, isn't the worse for wear, so should I worry?

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Posted by Groovyvic at 07:08 AM | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

Ya, I'm a bear without my sleep too.

I don't know what to tell you. Maybe you can find something on the Internet. One thing I do know and that is that pediatricians are COMPLETELY USELESS when it comes to stuff like that. That's always supposed to be the first line of defense "Call your pediatrician." "Consult your pediatrician". The fact is, all they are good for is sticking needles in your kids. Other than that, I can't think of a more useless type of doctor.

Maybe if you let her sleep on the couch at least you will get some sleep.

Posted by: junebee at January 11, 2006 09:55 AM

I agree, calling the doc will do nothing except force me to talk to that bitch nurse who I just hate.

We're going to just try some different stuff with Daughter, to try to keep her at least in her room. Since she learned how to open and close (slam) doors, she just wanders around as she pleases. At least in her room she has her toys and stuff.

Posted by: GroovyVic at January 11, 2006 10:36 AM

My girls shared a room when they were little so if one got up, it was usually to get into bed with the other because we were never ones to let them in bed with us.

Don't bother asking the kid doc. Their pat answer is always..."It's just a phase, she'll grow out of it!" I once asked if the phase would ever end as it started (terrible twos) when she was two and hadn't stopped by 5th grade! ;)

Posted by: Anna at January 11, 2006 12:07 PM

Daughter is actually napping now (3:00 p.m.) and has been asleep since 1:00 or so, so at least she's getting some kind of rest. And yes, I fell asleep as soon as I sat down with Paula Deen, so I missed the fried chicken with pecan sauce recipe!

Posted by: GroovyVic at January 11, 2006 03:01 PM