It’s been 7 years since I’ve slept through a night. I’m not kidding. There are days when I feel like a zombie. My body is tired but my brain is still going. When I was in my teens I used to think we was a waste of time. Well, that was 25 years ago.
Yesterday’s naps were crap. The usual 1 HR 20 min morning nap lasted for a mere 44 min. It was only 9:20 am by the time she woke. On the way to pickup Z from school, she got tired and fussy. As we approach the dentist she fell asleep and M had to drive her around. We managed to squeeze only 40 min out of it. Still it was not even 1:30 pm.
I my mind, I thought, ” There’s no way she’ll last till bedtime!”.
We managed to get home by 5:30pm so I get the kids bathed and changed. W fell asleep without a hitch by 6:30 pm. So did I. I was exhausted. I rescheduled tutoring as I couldn’t keep my eyes open. But I still needed to make lunches. Nothing prepared me for what was about to happen three hours later.
W slept soundly for three hours. And In that time, I made lunches, tidied up the kitchen, sat down to watch some tv with a cup of tea.
9:30 pm. She woke. I went to her and tried to settle her. She did for a brief moment but I couldn’t put her down. I was getting tired so I laid down with her. That’s when she decided to get giddy and play. That lasted until about 1:30. That’s right. It was a brutal 4-HR wakeful time. She was happy. It just wasn’t the right time.
I guess all this can be attributed to teething once again. She’s getting her upper left incisor. I hope this doesn’t last too long. I can imagine how exhausting this must be for her as well.