To do without sleep is torture. Literally. The Spanish Inquisition and the Nazis used sleep deprivation to torment their victims. The British army employed it in Northern Ireland to elicit false confessions. Deprive a person of sleep, and they can suffer serious psychosis. This, my dear friends, is why hubby and I are slowly going crazy. Our kids are torturing us!
Last night Brooke woke up 5 times between putting her to bed at 8 pm and 11:30 pm, while Sierra didn’t fall asleep until 10:30 pm. After 11:30, dear hubby took over the night-time parenting of Brooke while I "slept" with Sierra (she woke again at 4:30). Hubby says Brooke woke up another 5 times and from the look of him this morning I don’t doubt it. The two of us are walking zombies – neither one of us can think straight and our house is a mess cause I just don’t effing care anymore!
So far today I’ve downed two lattes in an effort to remain alert enough to drive the preschooler to daycare safely and do some necessary shopping. Of course I forgot to buy a light bulb for the fish tank (to keep fish warm enough so he doesn’t die), and I also forgot 101 other items that were on my MUST BUY OR THE APOCOLYPSE WILL OCCUR list. Baby Brooke is now happily off in dreamland in her car seat – a place she sleeps very well in and I’m stuck here brainstorming ways to get both of my kids to sleep….
So dear internet, I have 2 questions:
- How do/did you get your 2.5 yr old to go to sleep at night?
- How do/did you get your 8 month old baby to sleep longer than 90min to 2 hr chunks?
I would REALLY appreciate any help you can offer ’cause clearly, whatever I’m doing is JUST NOT WORKING!
Ok – thats it for me today – I can no longer concentrate on this post, twitter is calling me….