Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Whoever said "Sleep like a baby..."

...obviously never had one. This sums up us this morning...I have been a slow blogger this week, I have been SLOOOOW at everything this week. Claire and Owen have made an official decision for the Brown household, NO ONE needs sleep. I am not quite sure how this decision was made, but me and Shane want to dispute! We have not had a full night's sleep since before Friday night. Let's start with Owen - He has never been a big sleeper, throw a cold in and you have a week of round the clock TV. He has been waking up every night about 12 (just after we fall asleep, nice huh) and is absolutely furious with the world. Throwing the fit of all fits and there is nothing we can do to console him but sit up and watch TV until he falls back asleep. Neither me or Shane can do anything with him. One night I tried to just put him back to bed after I got him up, gave him a drink and all seemed well...he threw a HUGE fit and climbed out of his crib! I was going up the stairs because I noticed he was getting quieter and I wanted to peek in and see if he was finally going to sleep, nope, he met me at the top of the stairs!!! Last night was so bad, I stayed up with him and watched a few episodes of the new Denise Richards reality show (she is so STUPID, but you get sucked in). I think I was asleep by 2. Now Claire is another story - Claire is a night owl. She could probably stay up all night if we let her. We let her watch a movie or cartoons in her room while she is supposed to be falling asleep (terrible habit, I know). Well, we set the TV timer for a couple hours so it turns off on its own, after she is definitely asleep, we are talking it turns off after midnight. Almost every night this week, we are woken up by Claire, "My TVs off". What??!! It is 1am and you want to watch The Incredibles AGAIN!! Then when we tell her no...you probably know how this goes!! One night, I finally had Owen asleep in the living room (watching the Food Network, about 3am) and just as I was making my way up slowly off the couch, Claire greets me with "Can I have a snack?". Owen shoots up like a cannon...Like I said, It's been a LOOOONG week!!

Now I am off to drink a few diet cokes for the caffeine, after I clean up the red pen marks off of the chaise lounge here in my office, courtesy of Owen while I was writing this blog...FUN FUN FUN!! Oh, and I just checked on him while he was supposed to be watching Playhouse Disney, he dumped the entire sleeve of crackers in the floor and is smashing them in the carpet...I think I might run away...better yet, we are going to Krispy Kreme =).
We leave for our vacation Friday night, 12 hour drive to Gulf Shores. I am sooo looking forward to a vacation...
I have started taking these kind of pictures for documentation...

3 comments:

Tara Caire said...

and you want me to have kids in the next year???? hahah just kidding.. love the cracker pics.. he is a mess!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

hilarious. I totally feel your pain as we were up for like two hours last night with aiden and then up again with emerson...shoot me now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brittney said...

That sucks about getting no sleep! I always almost panic when it looks like Jillian won't go back to sleep! THat Owen looks like a mess...I really wanted Jillian to play with your kids...they would have had so much fun!

BTW...I watch the Denise Richards show too...and I just can't believe how dumb she is...and vulgar! I hate to admit I watch, but I almost just want to see what she will do next.