Last night, I got to sleep from 10 pm to 9 am!!! Thanks to my thoughtful husband and a wonderful little sleep-aid, I’m feeling so much more rested.
Sleeping for an extended time is something that has completely eluded me since becoming a mom. All three of our kids absolutely panic whenever they see me become horizontal or *gasp* close my eyes.
One day last week I was completely exhausted by the time PJ got home, though for no particular reason. He was checking his email on our bed, with Baby sitting beside him. I went into the room, crashed on the bed, and closed my eyes. Baby immediately started yelling “MA MA MA MA” and poking me in the eyes. When I ignored her, she proceeded to stand up, leap in the air, and plop all 30 pounds of herself down on my back. Ok. Fine. I’ll go cook dinner. Napping mommy crisis averted.
Last Saturday, my family was visiting and we all watched the OU-Texas game (BOOMER!). A few minutes into the game I got sleepy and decided to lie down on the couch (what?). Seriously, within two seconds both Boy and Girl were at my head, yelling, “Mommy are you trying to nap??” Then they announced to the room that I was napping. Then they patted my head. Then they argued over which blanket I would prefer. Then they checked every 30 seconds to see if I was sleeping (no). Then they announced my status to the room. When I headed to the bedroom, Boy and Girl decided that it would be an excellent time to start a 45 minute tickle fight, shrieking continuously at frequencies only dogs and napping mommies can hear. Then I grumpily stormed out of the bedroom, pouted on the couch, and chugged a Mountain Dew.
But oh today…PJ appeased Baby with cornflakes and Sesame Street and sequestered Boy and Girl upstairs. I awoke to a dressed Baby and breakfast cooking. I married a great man, y’all.
Baby is now banging on my door, furious that we installed doorknobs that thwart her. I think I’ll spend some time with her…