Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Sleep is for the Weak.

Sleep deprivation is not just for Moms with infants... apparently.

The twins are going through a phase that I'm sure the Munchkin went through, but it seems magnified when there are two going through it at the same time.

We are in this weird in-between stage where they are just about out of napping, but can't quite make it to bedtime without one. Well, they can, but it results in tears from everyone in the house. Them, me, the Munchkin, me... We've always called it the "Witching Hour," only I thought that it was something we out grew, and we did, for a while.

Now, we're back.

If they don't take a nap, the upside is that it results in an early bedtime. The downside is that in order to get there the meltdowns are tenfold. The fighting? Out of control. Everyone is hyper sensitive, cranky and just downright miserable.

If they take a nap, the upside is that I get about 2 hours of "me" time in the afternoon. I use it to do laundry, clean the house and catch up on DVR. The downside is that they NEVER. GO. TO. BED. At 10pm they'll still be bouncing around the upstairs, talking, singing, coming down for a sip of water and nothing will suck the sexy out of your marriage like almost 4 year old's coming down the stairs interrupting you every 5 minutes.

In addition to the napping/going to bed issues, they get up early. Like, really early. So early that I'm beginning to question whether or not they actually came from my body. I like to sleep and consider anything before 7am stupid. I understand that it's a must, being a grown up and all, but you can bet I'm going to try for every last second of sleep I can get.  For the twinlets anytime between the hours of 4am and 6am is fair game. So incredibly uncool. And we mustn't forget the 2am freak outs.  (Did I mention we're also having attachment issues?)

All of this and a husband who snores. I deserve a medal.

How does a sleep loving Mom like myself catch a few extra z's? Sleep deprived Moms want to know.

1 comment:

Becca said...

You are not alone.I've been through in that situation but now my kids are schooling.The whole day is quite
and i have some time to relax without any interruptions, after doing chores.
and i love it!!lol