Saturday, June 14, 2008

Go with Your Instincts

You would think I would have learned by now to go with my gut instinct. But no, when I am tired I ask opinions and go with those instead. Last night we got home from the airport at around 8:15 PM -- Ella's bedtime is 8 PM. She takes a bath around 7 PM, we dance/read books and then "night nights". My instinct said to put her in for a short bath, read a book, and put her in bed. Once she fell asleep, we would put Sarah to bed.

Instead, we just put them both to bed immediately and at the same time. Sarah zonked out -- it was around midnight for her body! Ella was so wired to have both Daddy AND Sarah home, that she could not settle down. She kept standing up and looking at Sarah in the bed next to her and we would hear "Wear-wah, night nights". Then Ella would cry or sing and wake up Sarah. FINALLY at around 10 PM I put Ella in bed with me (Mitch had Chinese for lunch and was on the couch for the night because the smell bothered me). Sometime in the next hour she fell asleep (with her feet in my face, of course). At 2:30 AM I heard a crash and a scream -- Ella overboard. At 3:30 AM we were still up so I finally got smart and put up the extra pack n play in our room. By 4 AM Ella was sawing logs. She got up at 8 AM sharp -- why can't kids sleep in?

Lesson learned: stick with schedule and your gut instinct. A late bedtime is better than being up all night long!

Here is the crew shaving this morning....

2 Thoughts From Others:

Karin said...

Hee, hee, hee.

Grandma said...

How Cute that Benjamin calls Noah...Woah Wah.....and look what Ella calls Sarah!!! Means there's some connection between Ella and Benjamin, right???

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