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I love my child, but he has been a garbage sleeper since day one. Nothing I’ve ever done has helped get him on a schedule. He sleeps when he wants. He wakes up when he pleases. Sometimes he’ll sleep 10 hours. Sometimes he’ll fall asleep at nine and sleep for 5 hours and be up the rest of the night. You literally just never know. He ended up in my bed at three this morning asking me to turn on The Great British Baking Show and the rest of the night was was a blur of restless sleep. At one point I woke up to the terrifying sensation of someone whispering in my ear. Apparently the news that “mama mia, papa pia, baby’s got diarrhea” (seriously, this is what he whispered in my ear) couldn’t wait. I implored him to lay the heck down and go to sleep, and I don’t remember much after that. Until 7am when I woke up and he wasn’t in my bed anymore. He wasn’t in his bed. He didn’t appear to be upstairs at all. Some mild panic set in. But never fear, he’d just moseyed his way downstairs at some point to play with toys and probably plot more things he could whisper in my ear in the middle of the night.
The rest of the day was boring in comparison. I had to work from 8-11 and again from 2-5 so the day was kind of chopped up, but we did find some time in there to sit down and do a few workbook pages. We worked out of the Mead Preschool Workbook again, plus took the What Your Preschooler Needs to Know Activity Book for a test drive. I mentioned in my kindergarten day 3 post that I opted for preschool workbooks to start with just to help us get in the swing of things with simpler material, and it feels like the right choice so far.
Wyatt also got in some reading time with Amma (my mom) and spent some time coloring on his tablet.
He also took a break to practice his lightsaber skills with Uncle.
Before we knew it, it was time for dinner. He miraculously ate almost an entire burrito, even though that’s not one of his “safe” foods. Picky-eater moms, you know how exciting that is! And we talked about what he learned that day. One of his workbook pages was a review of shapes so we looked around the room while we ate and he named off objects that were in shapes he recognized. I was impressed with how many he came up with. After that, it was pretty much a free-for-all the rest of the night, until he unceremoniously fell asleep on the couch. I guess I’m not surprised, since he’s been up since God-knows-when this morning. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that he’ll sleep until morning, but really I’m full expecting to feel his hot breath whispering in my ear somewhere around three. We’ll see if that baby still has diarrhea or not.
Tell me, does your kid sleep well? I can’t be the only one with a five year old that still doesn’t have a sleep schedule. I just can’t be!
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