Hillary Chybinski: the darkside of motherhood. . .

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 -

1 comment:

  1. We're in the same place right now... 4yo's been coming in, but actually at like 2 am. It started about 6 months ago and at first I moved him back to his bed... but it's gotten to be every night and DH and I are too lazy to move him in the middle of the night! So every night he comes in, rolls around and kicks us a bunch and we're cranky in the morning. So I guess the short of it is that I am NOT a fan of middle of the night mommying... lol