Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sleep is so overrated....

1:50 AM: "Yeee, eeee, eeee" accompanied with giggles resound through the second floor of the apartment.

1:52 AM:  I cover my head with the pillows and think if I ignore it, it will go away.

1:56 AM:  Pull myself out of bed and go to the bathroom.  On my way out I make a stop in the culprit's room.  He's lying in his bed with a big smile on his face.  I pull his weighted blanket over him and tell him "Shhhh. It's sleeping time.  You need to sleep."

2:10 AM:  The sounds haven't stopped.  I'm kicking myself in the ass for not getting him his evening supplements.  I know for a fact that his evening cocktail helps him sleep.  And now I'm getting paid back.

2:30 AM:  Hear Brian's pitter-patter to his brother's bedroom.  Since I am such a great mother I don't do anything about it.  I know Corbin's a heavier sleeper than I am and that I can't hear Brian as well from Corbin's room.  Maybe I'll get a bit more sleep in.

2:55 AM:  "MOOOOM!!!! I'm having a NIGHTMARE!!!!!!" Now Corbin is awake.

3:05 AM:  Have successfully calmed Corbin down but he wants the lights on.  No way Brian will sleep with the lights on so I escort him back to his own room.

3:15 AM: Hear Brian making his way back to Corbin's room.  Lie waiting to hear complaints from Corbin.  Don't hear any.  So I don't stop him.

3:30 AM: "MOOOOOOOOOM!!!  I can't sleep, Brian won't stop talking!!!"  Escort Brian back to his room.  Stress to him he that he (meaning me) needs sleep.

3:40 AM:  Wishing I bought myself some noise-cancelling headphones when I bought Brian his.  I would totally sleep in them.

Drift off to sleep some time after 4:00.

6:00 AM: The alarm clock gets thrown against the wall.



After work, picking up the boys, I was told I looked tired.  I always love that line- it's just a nicer way of saying that I look like shit.  Tired doesn't even begin to explain it.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

Who needs sleep, anyway? It's not like anybody has ever DIED because of lack of sleep?

What? People have died? Well. This is awkward.....

jillsmo said...

Who needs sleep, anyway? It's not like anybody has ever DIED because of lack of sleep?

What? People have died? Well. This is awkward.....