Sleepless Nights

Today was another cray-cray Monday. Little Gym, Target, home for lunch, throw dinner in the slow cooker, nap, park, Target again (dammit), home to play/fix dinner, feed Jack…

Brian worked late tonight so this was my dinner date:

We had stimulating conversation about dipping your carrots in ketchup and why it’s not okay to smack the dog in the head with a whisk. (Yeah, that happened.)

Dinner was an old favorite- Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin.

I love this recipe because it’s simple, relatively healthy (let’s not talk sodium), delicious and makes the house smell amazing. I make it more of a “meal” by throwing a sliced onion, a bunch of baby carrots and some sliced mushrooms into the bottom of the slow cooker. Served over a big pile of yukon gold mashed potatoes (with the slow cooker juices… mmmm), it’s perfect.

I was all proud of Jack when he transitioned to the big boy bed because for the first month he wouldn’t get out of the bed by himself at all. I would come into his room in the morning and he would be sitting there just staring back at me, like he was still in the crib.

But then I started noticing toys in his bed in the morning. Toys that he was obviously getting out of bed, pulling off his toy shelf, and then climbing back into bed with.

And THEN Brian and I would be watching TV on the couch and all of a sudden hear, “A IS FOR ACROBATIC APE!!!!” over the monitor. Meaning Jack was “working” on his Leapfrog computer in bed. At midnight.

And now we’ve finally reached the stage where he is climbing out of the bed, walking out into the hallway, and announcing that he’s not sleeping. Like not “can’t” sleep… “WON’T” sleep.

The point being? I’m tired. This morning we were hearing him playing at 4:30… 6… then finally he shows up at our bedroom door at 7:30. I guess it’s good that he gets this out of his system before baby girl gets here, but really?? Tell me this gets better.

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4 Responses to Sleepless Nights

  1. Mario says:

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  2. Helen says:

    Oh, my son has nothing in there. He goes to bed with his lovey and blankie and that’s IT. Then when we sneak in to peek at him before we go to bed, we put a couple books and maybe a stuffed toy in there. Nothing with noise. This way when he wakes up he can entertain himself before we go in for him. One time I heard him rustling around at about 5am and when I went in at 6:30 he was asleep but had his books and stuff in bed with him. So sweet.

  3. Lindsay says:

    When I was a little girl, I was such a bad sleeper that we eventually got to the point where I wasn’t allowed any toys in my room and everything that could keep me entertained was removed. I finally learned that my bedroom was for sleep and other areas of my house could be used for playing.

    • heatherwlu says:

      Yeah, I think that might be a good solution… remove the temptation. Thought I have NO clue where we will put all of the toys if not in his room!

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