For some unknown reason, Pickle decided she didn't want to sleep last night. We did our usual bedtime routine and she was asleep by about 8:00pm. I went to check on her at 11 when I went to bed and she was out cold. She didn't even flinch when I tucked her blankets back around her.
Just as I was drifting off to sleep, she woke up moaning and crying at her door. We snuggled in her room for a bit and I tried putting her back to bed which she wanted no part of. Against my better judgement, I brought her into bed with me where she tossed and turned for about an hour before deciding she wanted to go back to her bed. I tucked her back in and again was just drifting off when she was up again. It's now about 2:00am and I'm tired. So we start the process again only to repeat it. At 4:00am, she finally fell asleep in my bed; but only until 6:00am when she decided to get up for the day and wake everyone else in the process.
Needless to say, I'm tired! When you have a newborn, your body is preprogrammed to wake every 2-3 hours for feedings; but, once that kid starts sleeping through the night, your body doesn't like being sleep deprived.
All I can say is that it's a good thing I did my Monday cleaning on Sunday otherwise it wouldn't be getting done today. The only thing on my plate for today is laundry.
Okay, rant aside, it's been a crazy few days. The twins are bored and I'm ready for school to begin. I know Pickle will miss the kids; but, I need some sort of sanity back. The constant bickering between them is enough to drive even the sanest person, batty. It's not bad enough that the twins bicker constantly, which I expected, but Pickle now gets in on the action. Boo, has taken to name calling "meanie" "you're the meanest person in the world", etc... And sadly, Pickle now follows suit. If the twins don't let her play you can hear her crying "meaner" amongst her squeals of outrage. Sigh...
I love my three kids, but I gotta say this summer vacation stuff is for the birds.
Of course, I say this all now and in five years or so, I'll be wishing for the days when the kids actually talked to us. I know that the teenage years are approaching, faster than I'd like. I'm not ready for those, especially given the attitudes I see from the twins already. If the attitude Pretty gives me now is only a sample of what's to come at 16, I'm in TROUBLE!!!
How is your summer shaping up? Is it everything you expected?