Patterns

It's odd the patterns we notice in our lives. One pattern I notice in my family is that our sleep tends to be cyclical. Sunday nights are the worst, for some reason, setting us up for an exhausted week. Then we do a little better through Thursday, and then we end up getting to bed late Friday, because we're too beat from getting the kids to bed during the week to care too much when we don't have to get up early.

Anyway, as I mentioned, Sundays are the worst nights for us, which I decided again at some point last night. Here's how it went down:

8:30—Allison is asleep. Hooray! She never goes to bed that early.

9:30—Sam is asleep. Finally, a chance to get 8 hours on a work night...

10:30—Allison gets up. Katie gets up with her.

1:30—I finally realize Katie hasn't come to bed yet, and that Allison is still up. We trade off.

2:00—I get Allison to sleep and go back to bed. I toss and turn for 30 minutes or so.

2:45—Sam gets up. I go down to his room with him.

3:30—I'm still awake with Sam, who can't go back to sleep for some reason. Allison wakes up again. Katie get up to help her, while I continue to try getting Sam to sleep.

4:00—Allison goes back to sleep. Sam is still awake.

5:00—Sam is still awake.

5:30—Sam is still awake. Allison wakes up again. Katie gets up to feed her. I give up on Sam and get in the shower.

6:00—Allison is asleep again. I send Katie back to bed and let Sam come downstairs to watch some cartoons.

7:00—Sam is still awake, watching cartoons when I leave for work.

Usually there's a reason when he is up for a long time, like he has to go to the bathroom and won't admit it. I had him use the bathroom, I got him a drink, I put some lotion on him to help with itchy skin, and I even gave him some food around 4. But all for naught.

Anyway, I imagine this is a really boring post, but lack of sleep tends to cloud my judgment. You can't unread it!

2 comments:

Ann said...

we can relate all too well :(

Jen said...

Whew! I am exhausted from reading this.