Oh how much did I love that REM song when I was in college? - oh shit did I just date myself? Eh, I love it still when I hear it - well I hear it now floating around in my head & I am sitting here wondering if I still have a CD with that song on it somewhere. Or I could upload it to my as yet to be used iPOD. Seriously I am both to lazy and perhaps tech challenged to figure out how to make it work so it just sits at the computer desk un-used. HOW THE HELL DOES THAT THING WORK!?
The past two nights Matthew has been up. The night before last, he woke up screaming. About what you might ponder? Well, our bed time routine goes like this: we read books for bed, Matthew gets into bed and Kevin comes in and makes up a story than I go in and tell a story and in theory he is supposed to go to sleep. Well, I decided I read three books to Matthew and I was done, no story from me. SO I did not go back in and Matthew fell right to sleep. At 11:30p he was screaming. When I finally had him calmed down he said "Mommy tell me a story..." Apparently, I should have just sucked it up and told him the story at 8:00p, no?
In an attempt to get Matthew to sleep beyond 5:30a or at least STAY in bed until a more reasonable hour, we tried the paper with the number six written on it. I told him the numbers need to match at which point he can get up. He was so mad because I called it a "game" that he would not let me read the bed time stories and also stayed up until 9:15p. Sigh. BUT THEN he was up at 2:00a. He looked right at me and said "Mommy, I am up and I have to pee. Is it time to get up yet?!?! (All the while staring at the clock - in fear? trepidation that he missed SIX? ACK) Me: sobbing into my hands. I took him to the potty after which we sat in the chair for a few minutes to get him calmed back down for sleep. He did go back to sleep until he started screaming for us at the usual 5:40a. We will try again tonight just because I am stubborn & I am of the mind you have to try at least three times with toddlers before giving up.
Truth be known my kid - he gets too much sleep. He just does not have the capacity to sleep like other kids and I am coming to terms with this, seriously. If he goes to bed at 9p and gets up at 5:30-6:00a that is 9 hours plus an hour and 45 minute nap - that is what Matthew needs to be well rested & apparently what we are giving him is just too much, especially if I want him to sleep in beyond 5:40a. I wish it were not so but it is. I either give up the early mornings by putting him to sleep later or I give up watching my favorite shows by putting him to bed later. SUCH an issue, eh?! I would rather watch TV which is so utterly pathetic to admit and also I just need to get to bed on time...
On top of the recent early mornings and night time rumblings, can I just say I pee like 5, maybe 6 times a night? I know, it is normal but oh lawdy I am tired. Combined with our own bad habits of staying up too late, it has been a bit hellish in our home as of late.