Friday, October 3, 2008

early morning wake up calls...

so i love my boys to death and would do anything to keep them safe, protected, etc...read the whole motherly instinct of protection yada yada...but i would love to just have some time in the morning that i get to wake up on my own accord. i really despise a foot jab to the ribs at 5.30am or a grunting cry for a pacifier at 4.45am. these times are most important to understanding my great disgruntlement with mornings because they occur in hours when the sun is just beginning to light up the far regions of lafayette, in thus there is dim light glowing in the window, which is not the main source of igniting the thought train in my brain right now but that source is another blog entry in itself that will fester up soon enough. alas i end up watching the clock, digital mind you, change numbers until the hours reads 6 or 7 when i am finally to frustrated with my inability to return to slumber that i must pick up my 600 page reading material to find out more about edward, bella, jacob and the rest of the cast of the twilight series. i have enjoyed reading the books or thinking positive thoughts when i choose during the waking hours of the day, but i would much prefer that i get to use the dark hours as intended for sleeping. one might say i have made my bed and now must lie in it because nathan aka rib jabber did co-sleep with us in his infant years, but i protest because he has his own big boy toddler bed in his own dark room that he uses. the problem here is that he is not shooed back to his bed in the wee hours. but i have a firm grip on his behavior when my brain is coherent so i have let the times at night slip. the other young brennan boy in the household really does not have an excuse for his wake up calls other than he's just so stinking cute that i allow him to bother me lovingly. so mostly i'm venting because i can, but also because i'm tired, tigger and pooh are not lulling nathan to sleep, and i'm almost positive cameron will wake soon to dine. happy sleeping...

1 comment:

Natalie said...

Seeger is four and STILL comes to our room at night. We no longer let him climb into bed with us but there is definitely some grumbling (by him AND us!) when one of us gets up to take him back to his bed. He always has some excuse as to why he's in our room. Lately it's because he's "too cold." Frustrating but I have to say, I don't blame him... I don't like sleeping alone either!