May. 4th, 2017 08:40 am
eee1313: (Rejected spoon)
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So today I'm taking the day off from work. This entire week I've had zero work to do at work, and I finally decided "Screw it, I have vacation days that I'm not going to use and there's housework to be done." So I took today and tomorrow off. Of course, instead of housework I'm sitting here updating my journal. Heh.

The reason I'm staying home is this: my kids haven't let my husband and I sleep for more than 4 hours uninterrupted in about two years. It's AWFUL. I honestly think that our health is suffering from lack of sleep. My daughter goes to bed at 8:30, has stories read and songs sung (if she needs them), and then she sleeps for several hours. She usually wakes around 3 a.m. to ask me to come sing to her until she falls back asleep, which is almost instantly. She's the easy one. My son, on the other hand, is THE WORST when it comes to sleep. He won't fall asleep until usually around 11:00 at night, which has been par for the course with him since he was a baby. Last night he went down at 11:30, then woke up at 2:00. He climbed into our bed and fell asleep. Since I was already up singing my daughter back to sleep, I just got into his bed and slept there. My husband woke me up to move the kid back to his room and I went back to sleep in my bed, but at 4:00 he was back in bed with us. My husband gave up and moved to my son's bed for the rest of the night.

Due to this kind of craziness on a regular basis, WE'RE ABOUT TO LOSE OUR MINDS. So I'm taking today and tomorrow and splitting up the kids' bedrooms. Right now they're sharing a room, which I think is part of the problem. She wakes him up, he wakes her up, it's a mess. Hopefully giving each of them their own space will help. And if my son still won't sleep, at least this way we can shut the bedroom door and let him cry it out or play with his toys in the middle of the night without waking up his parents and/or sister. Fingers crossed here, people. Because again, WE'RE ABOUT TO LOSE OUR MINDS.

Anyway, that's things here. I hope things are going well in your world.
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