Monday, January 25, 2010

Sleep, An Interlude

Ah sleep, glorious sleep.

Our children, both of them, are not very good sleepers. Although Tgirl is the worst of the two. She often wakes up several times a night and is typically up for the day at 4:30. Tboy takes hours to settle down and fall asleep. If we put him to bed at 7:30 or 8:00, he will often be up until well after we've gone to bed doing whatever it is he does. Then, he's up and about by 5:30. This does not make for well-behaved or happy children.

For whatever reason, the last week or so, we have been experiencing sleep nirvana. Tgirl is going straight to sleep at 7:00 and, although she may get up a few times, has been sleeping until past 6am. Tboy has taken to turning on his nightstand light, reading for a bit and then falling asleep before 8:30 and sleeping until 6:30 or even later. We have found that for whatever reason, having the light on is really helping him, so we are just leaving it on when we go to bed.

I know that by simply acknowledging this nice respite we are having now I may anger the sleep gods and find us back to 'normal' before I know what has happened. But still, it is nice to sleep and wake up on my own, and not to the sound of a screaming child.

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