Monday, February 27, 2012

Late nights.

Habits are hard to break. Ever since the kids started coming to our bed at nights my sleep has been off. It's a very rare night that I sleep straight through for more than 4 or 5 hours at a time. I find myself getting to bed around midnight and once in awhile a little earlier once the kids are settled in and the house is secured. But, like clockwork I am awake at 2 or 3am. Mostly cos during the night this is when one of them wakes up and heads to our room. I don't think it bothers El much. She loves the kids sleeping with her (they snuggle her). Me? I usually get kicked in the head or back and pushed right to the edge of the bed and sheets pulled off of me. My best sleep? On the couch. Alone. Nowadays my body has automatically taken to waking up at this time whether there are kids or not. Talk about brutal. Plus, it's hard for me to just go back to sleep. I usually end up walking around and checking on the kids and/ or using the bathroom. Then it's Netflix until I get drowsy again. Bad habit, I know, but I can't seem to shake it. We've been trying to get Nicholas to stay in his bed, but you know how that goes... Some nights are better than others, but tonight is one of the bad ones.


ha1ku said...

Turn the tables. When they fall asleep in your bed, get Eleanor and head on over to their bed lol.

Lek said...

Haha! I wish I could, Rick.