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Last night, my 3 year-old son went to sleep at 8:15 pm. I was thrilled, as he had been staying up until midnight. My 8 week-old stayed up til after 1 am on Monday night. I was looking forward to a good night's sleep. Not a great night's sleep, but at least a good night's sleep. Fast forward to 9:30 pm, I was watching the end of the Duke vs Ohio State Basketball massacre. I hear the pitter-patter of my son's feet running down the hallway. I almost cried, not seriously, but I thought about it.
I tried to convince him to go back to sleep upon his arrival in the family room. I told him he was really tired. I told him he really had to go to sleep. I offered him bribes. He wasn't falling for any of my tricks. I might have had a little more luck if there wasn't a computer turned on, which he took control of quickly. At 10 pm, I wanted to watch "Chopped" on the Food Network. I am a huge fan of that show... I started watching it after the birth of my 8 week-old. I ended up watching "Wow Wow Wubbzy." I hoped that would put him to sleep. That was on for an hour. I hoped to watch the next episode of "Chopped" at 11 pm. Instead, I watched "Nihao Kai-lan," then I watched "Little Bill." I completely missed both episodes of "Chopped," and he was still awake. Oh, I forgot to mention that my baby was awake by this time too.
I switched the channel to the "Late Show with Craig Ferguson." I never watch that, but I was hoping it would bore my 3 year-old to sleep. Nope... at 12:30 pm, I switched to "Storage Wars." I enjoy this show as well. He was asleep by 12:45 am. My baby had fallen to sleep a little after midnight. I believe I managed to fall to sleep a little after 1 am.
My 3 year-old woke up around 8:40 this morning. I am not sure if this means he will be going to sleep early tonight because he will be so tired after not getting enough sleep. Trust me, I didn't wake him up, I fully planned to sleep til at least 10 am after waking up to get my older children off to school. I have no problem falling back to sleep these days. I think I will be scared if he does go to sleep any earlier than 9 pm.
I am not sure how I will sleep tonight. We have a high wind watch, sustained winds of 45-60 mph with gusts up to 75 mph for tonight. We have a huge pine tree right outside my apartment. With the winds howling tonight, I will hope to get some sleep, but it isn't too promising to get a good night sleep. So, in the end, pray for the tree to stay intact.
I did get to spend quality time with my 3 year-old last night when everyone else was sleeping, so that is the bright side. Life is good! :)