Thursday, August 21, 2008

Do you ever really win?

Seriously, do parents ever really win when you've got infants at home?

Take for instance last night...
Anika goes down to bed like she normally does and we "think" it will be a chance to get some rest. No, no, no, she's got different plans for her parents. Instead, she thinks 2:30 is a great time to start playing, partying, screaming and then just doing her whining. So for fear of her waking up her sisters, which often happens, Chris runs in there and shoves the pacifier in her mouth. It sates her for a few seconds, just enough for Chris to get back into bed. So then, I get up, go in there and do the same routine. Again, it works until I get back into bed. We give her a few minutes, then one of us, can't remember who, goes in there turns her mobile on and pray to god she sleeps. Nope.... 15 minutes later, one of us goes back in there, turns on the mobile and prays again, this time, please just GO TO SLEEP! Nope again... this continues till we are just pissed and annoyed that this kid is still up. 4:30 we both get up, and she gets her bottle and then shuts up and sleeps--- finally... We both decide we should go back to bed until another one wakes up.... 6:30 rolls around and Anika is yet up again... So, it begs the question, do the parents ever win? Yeah, we made her wait till 4:30 to eat (which she really should not be eating by the amount she puts down a day and the "real food" she eats), but then we are beat by 8 AM....

And for crying outloud, this child is almost 7 months?!!?!? She should be snoozing like her Shay. (Shay is the champion sleeper here-- life would be way too easy if both infants slept like logs!)

And imagine if Chris and I both got full nights sleep-- We'd probably just be tired because we slept more than 5 hours straight!

Coming up..... Kylie has open house for preschool Saturday and the BIG 3 is on Tuesday! I think the town of Lake Zurich might just be sold out of DORA balloons that day.

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