He’s like the Energizer Bunny….


Someone explain to me how this kid has so much energy! He wakes up every 2-3 hours all night for an average of 9-10 hours a night. He sleeps 3-4 hours total a day.

Yet when he is awake, he never. stops. moving.

There is no downtime. If I have the TV it’s not like he stops to watch. I don’t even think if I turned on a kid show or cartoons he would watch, he wasn’t interested the one time I tried it.

If he could walk or bounce, I think he would bouncing off the walls. I lost him in my house today he crawled off so quickly.

No joke. I changed him, took his diaper to the diaper pail as he followed me. I stepped into his room to leave the diaper, turned around and BAM! Gone.

And silence.

He had doubled back, gone into another room and was wreaking havoc in there. And man is he fast.

And here I am, dragging myself out of bed, propping my eyelids open until my coffee kicks in, and the jonesing for more caffeine at 1 p.m. And 2 p.m.  OK all day.

And here is like a crazy person, like a kid given too much sugar at a carnival. And I think to myself, he’s got to be exhausted….so he’ll sleep tonight, right? Tonight’s the night. Only to be very clearly informed by the yelling and the rocking on all 4’s just two hours later that no. Tonight will in fact, not be the night.

Now excuse me while I chase down my tiny child and find some sugar to keep me awake.



Conversations with my mini-me Pt 1

(After almost no sleep….up playing for about 30 minutes and roughly around 5am this morning)

Me: Go to sleep!

L: *giggles*

Me: Did you just laugh? Go to sleep!

L: *giggles*

Me: No…sleep!

L: *giggles*

Me: Wha…? Why are you laughing at me?!

L: *small giggle*

Me: Go to sleep!

L: *big giggle*

Me: Whimper….go. to. sleep.

L: *huge belly laugh*

Me: Are you kidding me right now?

L: *giant smile with huge laugh*

Me: Whimper

This went on for another three minutes until I decided I could no longer handle being mocked by 5.5 month old.

Wish me luck today – and cross your fingers we both nap!

Happy Friday loves.