Thursday, January 7, 2010

It Really Makes No Sense

I do not get enough sleep. Her Nibs takes puny naps that are rarely longer than an hour. Most of the time it's one nap per day instead of the two that are common for her age group. She usually doesn't go down for the night until 10:30 or later.

Where does all that energy come from? I'd like to know. She certainly isn't MY kid in that regard.

Her Nibs gets crabby and irritable, but will she sleep? Nope. She only surrenders when sheer exhaustion prevents further resistance. By then I'm usually at my wits' end and begging God for mercy from the onslaught of restlessness.

I was working on a transcript last night when Her Nibs awoke at 2:00 a.m. Knowing it was over, I closed out and shut down and stumbled to her crib in the dark. I changed her soggy butt, held her while I brushed my teeth, and spent the better part of an hour trying to get her back to sleep. (I should've skipped my teeth, but I hate the way it feels when I wake up in the morning if I don't.)

With all that aggravation, why is it that...

...I can't wait for her to wake up in the morning so I can squeeze and smooch the daylights out of her?


Rustys Mom said...

Because she is so damn cute and huggable. She has to be to make up for all the sleep deprivation.
Miss you. E

Dragon Lady said...

I think I have a picture of me sleeping in that exact same position on our band trip to Ireland.

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Just Me said...

Dragon Lady: Yes, I remember that nap in Ireland. I remember ttrying the same thing during a double-feature movie night in our hotel in Hawaii (they wouldn't let us go to our rooms, idiots), and various chaperones kept waking me up to see if I was okay.