Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Ok, here is the truth. I wake up at 5-5:30 every morning and I HATE IT. I AM a morning person, but I don't consider that time as morning. Lola wakes up at that time every morning and so she is up, I am up. I bring her to bed for a feed and try and convince her that as it's still PITCH DARK it's SLEEP TIME, but she responds with some slaps and grabs to the face and kicks to the ribs (see image ref above, it's a magic snow angels / jazz hands combo). My kids are subtle in their tactics. DrMr, cognisant in the fact he will be lecturing in a few hours, grabs the spare doona and goes and gets a few more hours sleep on the couch.
I have tried putting her to sleep later which works a little, but she is usually so tired that she will fall asleep mid anything around 6-6:30pm, so beats me in that game anyway.
She fortunately WILL fall back asleep around 6:30am, where I manage to grab another 5 minutes sleep before Ruby comes in shouting I AM AWAKE AND I DO NOT WANT TO STAY IN BED AND WAIT FOR THE SUN TO COME UP (we have this ace grobag clock which has a simulated sunrise at 7am when Ruby is ALLOWED to get out of bed and come see us, but I put her back in her bed at least once. Despite emphasising this point over 1000 times, it has not stuck). Of course, shouting her morning greeting is enough to wake Lola up, who springs awake again mid grin like a jack-in-the-box. My soul cries deep tired tears of sleep deprivation as I start the day as I will end it: HIGHLY CAFFEINATED.
Shared by Georgie Love at 8:05 AM