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I have decided I have to change my attitude.
I’ve been tired and worn out and, well, just pissy for so many days now that I have got to do something else.
So I have decided to focus on the positive.
For example, instead of fussing that I only got 4 hours of sleep last night, I will get excited that I got those 4 hours IN A ROW and IN MY OWN BED!! Because more often than not, I sleep in the recliner downstairs and Nugget sleeps either in the pack and play or the swing. This happens not by design but because I don’t know how long I have before the next scream-a-thon at night.
I have tried, as much as possible, to let Phoebe and Moo get as much sleep as possible. Moo needs the sleep because he is going out of the house and working every day. Phoebe needs the sleep because OH-MA-GAWD preschoolers MUST sleep or they get cranky and cranky mommy can only deal with so much crankiness every day.
So I try to keep Nugget’s crying upstairs to a minimum.
This is not easy or, to tell the truth, possible. He seems to have his cranky period from 6:30 until midnight or 3AM, which ever seems to drive me crazy first.
Actually, it is getting better, because as I stated above, he settled down at midnight last night and slept until 4. I felt that he was pretty sleepy and put him down upstairs instead of in the pack and play or swing. This means that I got to sleep in my bed. I didn’t take off my clothes but I did sleep in my bed.
So see? I put a positive spin on it. No whining. Let’s see if I can keep it up.