Thursday, March 19, 2009

Night Six

Last night I sat in the nursery from 8 to 9:15. I tried to sneak out at 8:40, but Genevieve actually woke up (or wasn't asleep yet), started crying, and called me back in. ARGH!

I know, I know: one day I'll WISH I could sit four feet from my children, monitoring their every movement. Guess what? That doesn't help.

7 comments:

Mnmom said...

Darn! This is not good - you just want that little "sweetie" to go to sleep! I know just how you feel because we went through the same things with Twin #2. She gave us fits. I'm going to pick John's brain and see if he remembers how we resolved it.

Bring a book and a book light in with you, so at least it's not wasted time. Or a personal CD player and books on CD.

Here's what no one tells you about parenting. They say you sacrifice some things, but they don't tell you that it's big honkin' steaming piles of sacrifice! Every day!

Shan said...

My new to-do list: 1.) Replace book-light bulb or entire book-light if the bulb is not the problem; 2.) Check out some audio books.

donna said...

I would be cautious about doing something that would distract Genna (like reading a book). Because she seems like the type of kid who has to be involved in what you're doing and by doing something right next to her and her not being able to be involved might not sit very well with her.

*sigh* Yes, I know. I hated saying it, too.

(To clarify, I think listening to a book would be okay, but not having a book light in her room.)

Shan said...

Donna, do you know that I had that same thought? I think I need to get to the library for some books on CD. That's how I passed the time on my monster drive to northern MN for my great-aunt's funeral in January, and I loved it. I listened to Anne Tyler's latest novel (Digging to America) on that drive, and it was just wonderful. I'd never listened to an audio book before and was amazed how much I enjoyed it.

Of course, I'd rather my child go to sleep like a normal person so I could use that time to work out, shower, write, read, watch TV, or sleep, but....

donna said...

An audio book is a nice compromise between getting G to sleep and allowing you to be productive/happy.

(And if it makes you feel any better, I'm positive my kids would never allow me to read next to them and not read TO them.)

Missy said...

Not making light of the situation, but I wonder if they make Ambien for babies?

Keep at it ...

:-)

Mom and Kiddo said...

Man, you are a trouper.