I’m Not Going In There

The preschooler is napping.  Late for a normal day, but every Wednesday we have a standing lunch date with my family.  It’s beautiful to be able to eat lunch with my mom, her partner, my sister and her family, and my grandparents.  My sweet, sweet grandparents. But it makes the kids off schedule…and difficult.  But today, thankfully, the 3 year old naps while the baby is fighting.

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I can hear from time to time in his crib.  A chit chat here.  A little squawk there.  But I’m not going in there unless he’s full on crying because that child NEEDS HIS NAP.



Nightly Report

It’s 10pm.  Simon, the eleven month old, is still fighting sleep.  He’s just so busy these days, he can’t settle.  There are so many things to learn, you see.

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Last night he was up from 2:15 to 6:30am.  This mama is so very tired.  I have work to do (I work from home), a very cluttered and dirty house, dishes in the sink, and an exhausted husband trying to rock the baby so I can get something done so we can try for sleep ourselves.  And yet, I am grateful for the house, the baby, the husband, the dishes, and the work. 

I WOULD like to sleep tonight though.  For real.

Preparing for a Family Vacation: Lodging (with a free printable!)

So, we’re taking this circus on the road.  And in the skies.  Yep, we’re taking four of our five children on vacation (the oldest has a job she can’t get away from and it is good and sad and wonderful and you know, kids and growing up and love and so on).  We are even taking the non-sleepers because we believe in travel.  Okay, I believe in travel.  I specifically believe in kids and travel.

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A two year old’s viewpoint while traveling around town

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I’m writing this at 1:55am.  I am a mama of five, with two little ones with sleep problems.  I work from home, meaning that wayyyy too many nights, like tonight, I started work at 11:30pm.  I’m done with work for the night, because TIRED.  But you know, can’t just fall asleep because of the anticipation of when one of the two will wake me up.  Will it be ten minutes or two whole hours?  Which one will it be?

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This one.  It’s going to be this one.

If you are also a sleep-deprived parent, high five of solidarity to you tonight.