I’m too old for this shit…

In the infamous words of my husband, I’m too old for this shit. The first day of school went off without a hitch. The kids all got up on time and without a problem. There was no fussing, no arguing, no issues. The kids all had a fabulous day.  My day wasn’t so hot.

Gabe has this distressing tendency. When he hits a growth spurt, he also seems to go through intellectual growth and, for him, that goes hand in hand with nightmares. We’re currently in one of those cycles and it sucks. So, before last night, I was already sleep deprived. And, this is how my night went…

4:18 am – oh shit, Gabe’s awake…is it a nightmare, is it a bathroom wake up, wtf

4:19 am – Gabe climbs into bed with me, he tosses, turns, tosses some more

4:21 am – Gabe gets up out of my bed to go to the bathroom

Gabe climbs back into bed with me, he tosses, he turns, he sits up and gets a drink, he lays back down

Wait, he’s been quiet for a few minutes, maybe he’s asleep

Mommy, I’m thirsty

Tossing, turning, snuggling close, moving away…what the hell is he doing? Is he bed dancing?

Mommy, I was scared

Round and round and round he goes, where he stops, nobody knows

Oh holy hell, will he never go to sleep?

Oh, the blissful pull of sleep…

Shit, that’s a foot in my ribs…

He’s moving again…

Oh dear God, I need sleep…

WTF, surely that clock is wrong? It can NOT be 5 minutes before my alarm goes off.

At that point, I sent him back to bed. I didn’t think he would go back to sleep. He did. Gabe got a few more hours of sleep. I on the other hand was up for the day. I am seriously too old to function with this kind of sleep deficit. I’ve been functioning at a zombie level all day and now I am off to bed.

8 Responses to I’m too old for this shit…
  1. Another Dreamer
    August 28, 2012 | 12:10 am

    Ouch. Those kind of nights suck! I hope tomorrow is better.
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  2. Battynurse
    August 28, 2012 | 12:51 am

    I hear you although for totally different reasons. My sleep deprivation is self induced and my body isn’t impressed.

  3. Suzanne
    August 28, 2012 | 9:00 am

    Oh that sucks!! I have been through the same things with Aaron and on the first night before school we had some sleep issues. He did better last night and has not complained of any pain since Saturday. Hope things turn around fast for his sake and your sanity— wait- you got nothing to lose but sleep g/f… 😉

  4. StacieT
    August 29, 2012 | 2:22 am

    Not letting me get my sleep is the best way to bring me down. Seriously. Who knows what I’d give to a person just to get some sleep!

    Hope the nightmare phase ends soon. Hugs.
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  5. Emily @ablanket2keep
    September 1, 2012 | 9:23 pm

    I’m sorry you both are going through this. I remember having horrible nightmares when I was a kid. Still have them sometimes. It is so hard. I hope you both get lots of rest soon.
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