Thursday, 1 October 2009

There were 4 in the bed.....................................

So, once again woken up with stiff neck, sore back & generally aching all over! Couldn't wait to write my first blog, but aside from having a 5 year sleep deficit (THANKS KIDS XXX), I am now getting less sleep a night than my friend and her newborn baby! Decided to go to bed and read 'The Other Boleyn Girl' by Phillipa Gregory for about the 55th time, but got so into it, reality hit at 2am in the form of "Mummy, Mummy, Mummy" from a distance......... Went to see to my 2 year old, who was now saying "I go your bed, I go your bed, I go your bed"- yes, he really does say everything in 3's!!! So, me being so tired, just hauled him up, and plonked him next to a snoring hubby. Ahhh sleep..........Zzzzzzzzzzzz. At approx 2.15am, I feel a tapping on my shoulder- my 4 year old needs a wee. So I get up, take her to the loo (wiv my eyes still closed), sit on the bath waiting for her to finish, and she goes silently into my room and gets in my bed. As sleep is calling me, I just get in next to her and try to get comfy......... which is impossible. My son wants the covers up to his neck, and my daughter is hot. She kicks the covers off. They are both in the middle of the bed, so a kicking, shouting, slapping fest starts............... me & hubby calm it down, and re-position the kids so they are not touching, resulting in me & hubby actually sleeping on the bedside cabinets whilst the kids are sprawled out. We repeat this at least 6 or 7 times and then the alarm goes off...................... so here I am, eyes just about able to focus on the screen! As I am completely new to this, thought I will have a look around the website and then get back to you......... wish me luck


  1. I know just how you feel! Been there, done that. Especially the part about one wanting the covers over the head and the other feeling so hot that she kicks it off and the ensuing battle at an ungodly 2.00 am. At the risk of sounding selfish, feels good to know that it happens to other folks too. :-)

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  2. Hiya,
    Thanks for your comments! I really did think it was just my kids! I keep thinking what am I doing wrong?- apart from letting them in my bed so I can get some much needed sleep!

    I will definately check out your blog, I have been looking for blogs to read and followers. I am so new to all this.......