Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Stream of Consciousness

I have been having sleep issues for the last few nights which are probably related to feeling crummy due to my mild cold. We will be leaving on Saturday for my inlaw's house and I am having a hard time getting motivated enough to even think about getting ready to go. This vacation will be the start of a vacation from physical therapy for Evan. His therapist is taking six weeks off to go see her family in Switzerland. It will be nice to have more mornings free but also it will be frustrating to have to plan more things for the kids to do. Quiet mornings at home are anything but quiet. They are both so used to doing things in the morning that if I try and stay home I get crying and whining galore. It drives me nuts, but it also drives me to exercise more and longer as the kids are very good during long stroller rides. I have gone walking for two hours and Evan will ask for another walk as soon as we get back in the house. Maybe I will be able to remove a few ponds before my sister's wedding. A girl can dream.

I need a nap, but often when I fell this tired I will sleep too long during the day. That only adds to my sleeping issues as I am not tired in the evening when I need to go to bed. Evan is also giving up naps, so I can't even count on much quiet time. Often if I try and even just lay down to rest while Evan plays in the living room I end up getting smacked in the face with books and toys that he is trying to get me to look at. Harry has become a destroyer of books. He thinks that tearing out pages is fun. I now have a library book that needs a lot of tape. I also have library books that are long overdue. I will try and go tonight with out the kids so that I can find something fresh to read. It sucks being all out of books to read. Maybe if I had something to read I would sleep better at night.

9 comments:

Steph said...

I just returned 14 late library books yesterday (mostly kids' books, a couple that were mine that were never read). I'm hunting for new reading material too.

Sorry to hear that you are about to lose nap time. I miss nap times! :) Hope that you can get some good sleep again soon.

fancypantsnancy said...

You were about Harry's age when you peeled off all the covers of those books your grandmother brought you from Wales. Ha-Ha. I think its my curse coming true.

Jenifer said...

My daughter gave up naps at 2, my son didn't sleep through the night until 10 months...and if you visit my blog you will see I have news that will lead me to believe I ave many many more sleepless nights in my future!

Elizabeth-W said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of nappy time. That is a beast to adjust to.

ZAM said...

i also know about the quiet time not being quiet too..it's always a riot at home, even when i only have one kid..and gee, i think one kid will be enough to tear up our whole house...let alone the books! i always find myself "stitching his books.

GoofyJ said...

If you need any suggestions for a good read, let me know. :) Sorry about the sleeplessness, I am an ogre when I haven't had enough sleep - I call myself Monster Mommy.

chelle said...

I find unless I am totally exhausted napping does me no favours at night.

We have been going to the library and the park twice a week to fill our time in the morning.

Becca does not nap but has to go to her room for quiet time everyday after lunch. Sanity for me.

Guinevere Meadow said...

Oh, you poor thing!!!

You have time to read??!! I'm envious!!

Mommin' It Up! said...

I feel for ya! I am a terrible sleeper myself. Hope you feel better soon!