- She knows me so well
Christmas presents from my ever-so-thoughtful sister An, may her screws stay fast and her ducks be all in a row:
Buddhism for mothers of schoolchildrenFinding calm in the chaos of the school years
- Was it the moon or something?
No one slept in this house last night. Well, Babes would have had it not been for the rest of us. No one is sick and no loud noises were made in the neighbourhood, but I could not sleep and neither could all three of the children.
It turned into a farce which by two o'clock I had called "Upstairs Downstairs" to the blogging audience in my head (as you do). No one cried (not even me), no one was annoying - it was all "I'm thirsty" and "I need to pee" and "I have a dirty nappy" and "I'm hungry." I tried not to wake poor Babes but the second poopy nappy was a poopy bridge too far to me, so he did get sent downstairs for that at twenty to three. After which it took me a good hour to get Charlie back to sleep.
Paradoxically, this complete lunacy has made the back-to-school fantabulousness even better because when I asked that gorgeous Babes to get the children ready for school and take them there as well so I could get a measly hour's sleep, he kindly did so and only woke me up at ten (!) with a hungry baby for me to feed and by that time he had taken the day off, been to the shops and was making a beef stew for our dinner!
Did anyone else experience freak sleeplessness last night? I'm seriously wondering if it was something to do with the moon or the weather.