Friday, August 22, 2008
Ryan's View of the Sleep Thing
Oh how Whitney understated the state of sleep deprivation at our house. Maybe not everyone can relate to our particular children and their sleep habits, but it's desperate times. I asked my friend Travis for advice. He has two cute little girls, so certainly he went through times like this. NOOOO, apparently his kids always sleep like stuffed animals. Well, if you've never experienced it, here's what you can do. Take 7 alarm clocks and set them at random times from 20 minutes to an hour apart starting at 1 am. Now, don't just set them next to the bed where you can roll over and turn them off, hide them all around your house...put one under a couch, one in the microwave, one under the bathroom sink...make it fun so you really have to get up and hunt for them. Go through that routine for a few nights in a row, and you'll know what we're dealing with. Last night was an extra special night because all 3 kids decided not to sleep. Ainsley was talking in her sleep, calling for "dad." I hate it when that happens, because Whitney makes me respond to her. She was kneeling at the foot of her bed with the blankets all over the floor, talking to me about treats for school. Consider alarm clock #1 found. Then Brandon had the nightmare, clock #2, and Alexa got up at the random times all throughout the night. Today at work was EXTRA productive for me, you can imagine.