Why I woke up at 4 am:I’m not sure, but I’m not happy about it.
Sharkbait hasn’t been sleeping well or consistently lately, which makes his ADHD issues worse during the day, leading to more melt-downs and weirdly timed naps, which just contributes to the sleeping problems at night. And we are having middle of the night episodes that seem like night terrors. The last appointment at the neurodevelopment pediatrician lead to a suggestion of melatonin, which has been helping overall. So last night, when he fell asleep in the car at 6:30 pm after a trip to coolest pet store ever (more like a mini-private petting zoo) to feed the fish and pet the everything, he (of course) didn’t have any. As a result, he’s woken up at 12:30 (when he came into our bed), 2:30 (night terror, so not really “awake”), at 3:30 (he wet the bed, because we had forgotten to put him in a pull-up, and was mad about it), and this last one, at 5:30 when he decided to sleep on the living room floor.
And somehow in all of this, I woke up at 4:04 am, unable to go back to sleep, on Mother’s Day. Seriously, the one day when I should at least be able to sleep in a little bit! Although, this ridiculously early wake up, did let me get this picture… Awwwwww!
Tea of the Day:
I’m not sure, I haven’t made it yet…
Some interesting Mother’s Day Links:
A bit about the original “Mother’s Day”
A Mother Earth-friendly Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day…not Mothers’ Day
The Mother’s Day Proclamation of Julia Ward Howe
Just one of many “Evil Holidays” according to this sect (rolls eyes)
Isis, Cybele, Gaia, Demeter, Ceres, Juno, Rhea, Hera, the triple Goddess (as the Mother), Hathor, the Virgin Mary, Pachamama, Ashera, Terra Mater, Danu, Dea Matrona, Durga, the Heavenly Mother, Sophia, Frigg
What I would like this Mother’s Day:
- To go for a jog on the beach, without kids banging on the door as I walk out of it
- To take a long, hot bath without kids banging on the door to get in the bathroom
- To take a nap without kids banging on the door to wake me up
- A hug, and some original artwork, from the munchkin, a magically clean house and a dinner I didn’t cook from
- To have Daddy Man magically realize all of this, and make it happen