Tuesday, January 11, 2011
the darkside of motherhood. . .
and by dark I mean 5:45 am on the east coast in january. . .
we've all been there - snuggled under the covers, sleeping soundly. . .when all of a sudden there's a small body crawling over yours or calling to you from down the hall. . .
once the panic that "something's wrong" clears - you are left with the decision to parent or roll over and go back to sleep.
I gotta say - today was a morning when I just wanted to roll over and go back to sleep. I'm very lucky because 8 times out of 10, John will get up early with the kids. Even though I'm currently a SAHM, he does his part without complaint.
our kids have never been the kind that come into our room in the middle of the night. . .but the 4 YO has recently started waking up EARLY and coming in. And I must confess - I'm not a fan.
some mornings, I can snuggle him in and we snooze for just a bit more - and that is sheer mommy bliss. but other mornings - when he and I are both tired and cranky and he starts whining about everything. . .well. . .that's just torture.
and the 10 YO - he's on the fast-track to teenager so we'll see how that goes.
so how do you deal with mommying in the middle of the night?
catch you soon -