BedTime Antics

I am more sleep deprived than is humanly possible - but so used to it at this point. I have not slept a full night sleep since the night my water broke with my 1st child!!
Or I should say, since I married my husband, who snores and interrupts my sleep, plus he is more than twice my weight, so shifting in bed for him, throws me practically out of bed. He is blind as ever so when he is about at night, he makes entirely too much noise AND has never learned proper bed etiquette.
Bedtime antics are very comical in my house. I’ve never been that type of mom who could get her kids to sleep, successfully in their own beds! Never! From day one with my 1st born, I just couldn’t be the Sleep Nazi! Just visualize this. My husband is on his side, my son beside him, but not too close because he hates to sleep by my husband and falls asleep crying most nights because the baby has 'stolen' his spot (very sweet). The baby is beside me, then me on my side. My daughter lies horizontal at my feet, but not touching my husband, because he will practically throw her on top of me if she touches him. Pillows and blankets everywhere – my daughter has no less than 4 special blankies (2 silky Little Giraffe blankets – one old and one newer and 2 soft Barefoot Dreams blankets – one old and one newer) and 2 pillows (small silky Little Giraffe pillows – one old and one new)
It is hilarious to watch her try to carry all her Stuff around! She cracks me up and must sleep with all of them. You can't find her in the sea of pillows and blankets! My son has a small pillow (Little Giraffe) he sleeps with under his shirt (tummy aches all the time) and thousands of stuffies, all dogs or puppies. The baby has a blanket (plush Little Giraffe) that she won't sleep without now. ALL THIS IN ONE {CAL KING} BED!! I have the smallest space ever to sleep in. The baby sleeps on my pillow with me and if I try to move her over to share the middle pillow with my son, invariably she wakes up and starts to scream. But if she doesn't wake, she will move and squirm about until she is back on my pillow with her head touching mine. And secretly, I do love this! Just precious! And exhausting!!! What am I going to do when my kids are older - I will be so lonely in bed!!!
Hee hee-I might actually get 6 full hours of sleep - I don't even remember what that is anymore!

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