Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I am beyond pissed…

… at my children. I finally got out of bed at 5:25 AM because I resigned myself to the fact that I had lost the musical beds game.

Maggie was having a lot of trouble sleeping the night before. She kept waking up and screaming – I thought she was having a nightmare. After the third trip to her room, I finally brought her into our bed at 2:45 in an attempt to get some much need sleep. She did sleep, but thrashed about for the rest of the night. I was afraid she would bounce herself right off the bed, so I kept sitting up to rescue her and never really fell back to sleep. As a result, I was working on about 3-1/2 hours of sleep yesterday.

Last night, I SHOULD have gone to bed early, but the kids were all asleep by 8:30, Homer was playing a computer game and I was trying a new (to me) puzzle, thanks to Shauna, and catching up on some of my recorded shows. By the time I watched the 11:00 news, my head actually hit the pillow at about 11:30. I felt like I had just fallen asleep when Bart crawled into bed with me, soon followed by Lisa. Normally, I would just leave them for Homer to carry back to be when he came up, but at some point they started fighting over the covers, pulling the duvet off me. At about 1:00, I carried them back to bed. Homer came up soon after, tried to start a conversation with me, but gave up when I groaned and told him I needed to sleep.

At about 5:00, Lisa was attempting to crawl back in between me and Homer. I asked her to go around to the other side (beside Homer), but she said she had already done that and Bart was already there. So, she continued to squeeze in between us. Now, I’m not that big, but I do require more than 6 inches at the edge of the bed to have a comfortable sleep. And so it is that I have had the equivalent of one full night of sleep over two nights.

And so it is that I’m afraid I won’t be very nice to my kids when they emerge from my bed in an hour or so. Grrr.

8 comments:

Family Adventure said...

Not enough sleep sucks BIG TIME! Today is probably going to be a looooong one. Hope you get through it OK!

Heidi

JMC said...

I am SO lucky that my kids aren't ones to come in and climb in my bed. They rarely wake up during the night or super early in the morning. So if I manage to go to bed at a reasonable hour, I'm usually good.

Jess said...

I would definitely NOT be nice when the kids crawled out of MY bed after causing me not to get nearly enough sleep. Your kids are old enough that you should be beyond child-induced sleep deprivation by now. Right? Or am I just telling myself that so that I don't talk myself out of ever having kids?

Pickles & Dimes said...

Are you hooked on the puzzles yet? Then my work here is done.

Lack of sleep makes me SO CRABBY. I really don't know how I'd deal if I had kids to take care of and I didn't sleep well. It's one of my top concerns, actually. Everyone makes fun of me when I talk about it, saying, "Oh, of COURSE you'll be sleep-deprived, that's part of being a parent - hee hee!"

But I know how I am when I don't have sleep and...it's not good.

Misty said...

This is why when small people invade our room at night, insisting on a place to sleep...we offer the floor. Go get your blankets and pillow, cuz you ain't gettin' up here.

But we have a full sized bed. No Queen or King or floating bed island. There is barely room for Honey and I.

Maybe when the night invaders come, you should go sleep in THEIR beds.

Saly said...

Oh dear. We've had a lot of that going on here too, except my kids want to lay with me on the couch in the middle of the night. I hve finally given up---they can sleep on the love seat--I'm keeping the couch for me. Which works, um 10% of the time.

Hope your day is going ok, lack of sleep and all.

P.S. for me---3 rims rolled NOTHING!

desperate housewife said...

SO SORRY. I have given thanks on numerous occasions that my children have only wanted to sleep in our bed approximately three times in the course of their lives. I don't know why- I've actually TRIED to coax them to take naps with me, Lord knows why- but they are firmly against the family bed concept. Which, besides the fact that I feel unloved and cuddle deprived occasionally, is FINE BY ME.

Beck said...

I KNOW how you feel. Some days I am just SO tired that I don't know how to cope...
(and I'm not near Kirkland Lake, but I've been there, too!)