Friday, October 20, 2006

Tag Team Sleeping

I know I bitch incessantly about my lack of sleep, but hey – you’re reading a mommy blog! My children have now formed a conspiracy against me. They believe by not allowing me to sleep at all, they can drive me insane. I think it’s their plan for me to eventually snap and lapse into a catatonic state so they can do nothing but eat candy and watch TV all day.

I slept about three hours last night. I wonder if it would be possible for me to vacation for a few months and come back when all of Georgia’s teeth have grown in. Hmmm . . .

By the time I finally got her down for a nap today, Eli was wide awake. I parked him in front of the TV and told him that mommy desperately needed a nap. After about an hour, I heard him . . . well, I’m not quite sure what the hell he was doing. He was outside of Georgia’s room being loud. He then went into her room and loudly said, “See ya later, alligator!” and slammed her door. WTF?!!!!

Georgia started crying, and I tried desperately to control myself from tossing my son out the nearest window.

Do you ever get so tired that you just want to cry?

Tonight, when I finally got Georgia down, and turned my attention to Eli, I thought to myself that maybe, just maybe, I can get them both to bed early and then I could actually sleep. As if on cue, Eli grabbed his ear and started crying. Oh no. HELL NO! You have GOT to be kidding me?! Why is the universe playing such a cruel joke? I gave Eli a big dose of ibuprofen, and some ear drops left over from his last ear infection until his screams quieted to a dull moan.

I feel so sorry for him. I had an ear infection last year when I was pregnant with Georgia, and I was reminded of how much those damn things hurt!!! I really can’t stand to see my children in pain. Be it teething or ear infection. It just about kills me.

So, I am off to check on Eli again. We have the portable DVD player set up in his room, and hopefully that we keep his attention until he is able to fall asleep.

After all of that, Eric just came in and said, “We really need to try to get Georgia off of her pacifier.” When he saw the look on my face, he slowly started to back up. I said, “Do you have ANY f*cking idea the day I have had with her, and you want to take away the ONLY thing that soothes her a little bit?! Have you lost your f*cking mind?!”

He scurried away.

Yeah, I thought so.

9 comments:

Sunrunner said...

I feel for Eli, I really do. I just went to the after hours clinic last night for ear infections (yes, BOTH ears). I was so discombobulated for having the ground constantly tilting one way or another, I just wanted to curl into a little ball and sleep in their parking lot. I hope they're both doing better soon. Is the teething any better?

Penny said...

Yeah, ear infections are the worst! The whole world kept spinning the last time I had one! I hope Eli feels better soon! I'm starting the teething battle too and I feel for you already! Charlie won't go to sleep anywhere but between mama and daddy in their bed when he has teething pains. We did that last night. I've been that tired before and I hope you're able to get some sleep soon. Men! They just don't always get it, do they?

Hulai said...

Oh bless you! Thats all I can say!

Matt said...

Sorry to hear about the trials of motherhood, but as usual it makes for great reading material. I feel kind of guilty that I can laugh (or at least quietly chuckle to myself) while you're dealing with everything, but I totally understand about not getting enough sleep. I'm not very frisky if I don't get my 8-9 hours.

slackermommy said...

Oh girl, we're not sleeping over here either. I know what you mean about wanting to cry. I must sound so funny pleading with my 10 month old to go to sleep at 4 am.

csmc said...

Ugh it sounds rough woman! I wonder what Eli was doing in Georgia's room? Toddlers are fascinating...

Irene said...

Go Mommy Neila! You show them how it's done! :p

anne/crazymumma said...

oh no! I feel for you. My girls are older, but I still get woken once a night (don't get me started), but you have really little ones and I well remember the awful lack of sleep. I hope you get to catch up on a few z's this weekend, it sounds like you deserve them!

Sparky said...

yep i may never have kids