Friday, November 16, 2012

Night Terrors

Have you ever heard of "night terrors?"
I have them, and this week I have had them every.single.night.

These are what my terrors look like during the daylight hours:

I know they look normal. . .even sweet, cute, and innocent.
But come night, they turn into wild haired, smelly breathed monsters who terrorize their mommy and daddy!

Maybe I shouldn't write about this, because I'm not sure I really want to remember this part of their childhood! And, hopefully I can write this somewhat coherantly being as I feel like I can hardly keep both eyes open at the same time!

Let's just start with last night (all of the other nights this week have been similar).

9:00 pm: All kids in bed.

9:01 pm: Glass of wine. (Not really, but sounds nice, huh?!)

1:45 am: Tristan cracks open our door, and bolts to my side of the bed. Cries because he wants me to put him back in his bed. Thomas gets up to take him.

1:50 am: I decide since I'm already awake, maybe I should take advantage and go to the restroom so I don't have to get up again later.

1:51 am: Back in bed. Ready for sleep.

1:55 am: I'm hot. My stomach is in knots. I break out in a cold sweat. I'll leave the next 30 minutes to your imagination.

2:45 am: I finally look at the clock one last time before dosing back off to sleep.

3:45 am: Tanner screaming. I run to her room to try to keep her from waking Monster #1 up again. Put her passie in her mouth. She spits it out, and then throws it across her bed. I recover her and pat her back. She calms down. I slip out.

3:55 am: Sike! She's screaming before I make it into the hallway. This time she is standing up, so I grab her and run towards my room hoping I have dodged the still sleeping Tristan-Monster.

4:15 am: Tanner still screaming like a banchee. Now she's just throwing a fit. Thomas lays her down on the floor to let her get it out down there.

4:20 am: She's back in the bed. . .just kidding. . .the screaming starts again. Thomas places her back on the floor to continue her fit there.

4:25 am: She's back in the bed. . .our bed. I hear Monster #1...he has been awaken! Thomas scrambles to get to the door before the Monster is able to get there, and quickly escorts him back to his bed.

4:45 am: Tanner is asleep. . .finally. . .but, in our bed. But, Monster #1 is back to cause more havoc, and is quickly whisked again back to his room.

5:15 am: Thomas' alarm sounds. Time to continue the day. . .

Tonight's action: The Tag-Team of Tan & Tristan vs. The Tag-Team of Mom & Dad. Who's going to win? I'm thinking positive here. . . us?

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness what a looooong night. I can totally relate. Ray has only slept through the night one night in his entire 10 months of life. The rest of the nights he has woken up every 2-3 hours. Yuck. But my older two are pretty good sleepers, that is stinky that you have two of them causing you fits all night! Hoping you get some good rest soon!