It’s no surprise that I am awake at this unreasonable time of day. My outgrown co-sleeper, happy-to-be-in-his-own-bed son has recently been climbing into our bed in the middle of each night. Also, Ingrid, who never wanted to co-sleep has taken a semi-perminate spot between my husband and I.
Since there is a quick limit to how any people can comfortably fit on a queen size bed, tonight’s challenge is proving difficult, thus I am awake & talking to you! On a “normal” night, Brixton will come to my bedside and ask to sleep with us. My reaction is to grab a pillow and walk him back to his room , where he & I fall asleep together. Ingrid, however, is a toss-up. We have some nights that she’ll make a little rustle in her crib, but not awaken herself. That’s not tonight. Due to tonight’s position of 3 people versus a queen size bed before Ingrid had decided sleep is over-rated, I spent 30+ minutes attempting to rock her to sleep..only to have her awake as soon as I laid her down in her crib. All of this brings me to now.
When preparing a blog post, I have my topic in mind and just about the entire opening paragraph. I had worked on this one for a few weeks, yet didn’t want to admit it. My babies are growing up. Brixton rarely wants held at bedtime. Now Ingrid has taken the same sad turn. Yes, I know, it’s all part of the cycle of life, but, honestly, I had hoped it skipped my kids.
Here’s my remedy. Let’s have another baby. Yeah, that’s a great idea! Well, it seemed so for about a minute. My husband was very quick to squash that idea…and reality moved back in. I never enjoyed being pregnant. Plus, I’ve been absolutely content with my two little beauties. Okay, so, baby #3 isn’t going to happen. I know what you’re thinking…this lady doesn’t get it.. all kids grow up. I know that. No worries, it was a glimmer of insanity on my behalf. Let me add this.. my husband’s job would make “making” that said baby #3 extremely difficult. Just saying.
To conquer any early empty nest feelings of despair, I’ll just talk to you! Hey, if nothing else, you get a chuckle!
The hubby is out of bed, heading to work now, so I’m off to catch those lovely zzz’s. I hope.
Goodnight all. Or good morning. Or good afternoon. Whatever. Have a good something!!!
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