Who do I have to sleep with around here to get a NAP?!?!

That is what I would like to know. I haven't been sleeping well this past week. Either it is a headache, cranky teething baby or a 3 year old is kicking me in the head. Lack of sleep hit me today. After lunch I was sooooo tired I couldn't think. I am surprised I had enough energy to be able to breath. Know what I am talking about?

Baby M was asleep so I asked Lil O to take a rest with me. Ummm, it went down like this. Having a conversation with a 3 year old that is very stubborn is HARD. I rarely win.

Me- Lil O, lets turn the TV off and go rest in mommy's bed.

LO- No, I want to watch TV.

Me- You can bring a movie into the bedroom and watch on the baby TV. IE: The portable DVD player.

LO- No, I want to watch the big TV.

I turn the TV off and suggest taking a rest.

Let the screaming and kicking begin. Wahhhhhhhhhhhh! Wahhhhhhhhhh! I just walked away and crawled into my big comfy bed. Knowing she wasn't far behind me.

Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! You know her tantrum WOKE up the baby. Of course it would, it always works that way!

Me- Please get in the bed so I can rest. I am so tired Lil O.

LO- No!! Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

Me- I am going to call your daddy if you don't get your butt up here NOW!

My voice is starting to rise!

LO- NOOOO, don't call daddy. You'd think she was afraid of him by her reaction. I am here to tell you that she isn't. She laughs at the face of authority!!!

Me- Do you want mommy to buy those Backyardigans tickets???

I brought out the big guns! The Backyardigans are coming to town in a few weeks and she is dying to see them!!

LO- I want to see the Backyardigans!! Wahhhhhhhh!!

Me- Then get in this bed and HUSH or I am not buying those tickets.

LO- Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! You are being mean mommy.

Moi???? No, I am not being mean. I am trying to take a NAP so I don't go insane. Now I know why some animals eat their young.......

She ended up in bed and asleep before her head hit the pillow. I overslept only to be woken up by the phone ringing. I was expecting a phone call about my new site! I was totally caught off guard and wasn't able to ask all I had planned on. I'll have to sit down and email him later.

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Jaime said…
I think we all have days like this. You are not alone in the sleep deprivation department.