Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Crazy hours

Cheese Puff isn't sleeping well. I blame his teeth, his rash, his new (bad) cough. It can't be that that's just him. I refuse to accept that.

Unfortunately, he's not the only bad sleeper in house. Little Elvis kept Bob and Baby Plum up last night.
Here he is showing off his bedtime friends. There's Lion Snake, Rodney the Reindeer, Lightning and Fire Truck. Rodney was a Christmas decoration that he fell in love with.

Back to his bad sleeping spell. Little Elvis woke up at 2 this morning. Baby Plum was sleeping in the bed with him. So, he woke up Baby Plum. Bob heard them. (I was snuggling with Cheese Puff, and missed this.) He heard Little Elvis wake up Baby Plum.

Baby Plum might have gone back to sleep, but I don't think Little Elvis let him. I woke up to the sound of Baby Plum kicking their wall at 4. Bob got mad, and they all went to the playroom for the rest of the morning.

They played with their Innotabs. Bob graded papers. Cheese Puff and I were oblivious.

Little Elvis was super hyper, but Baby Plum was barely able to keep his eyes open over breakfast. I told Little Elvis that he was usually cranky when he was tired, and if he got a bad report at school, then we wouldn't go to Chuck E. Cheese for his birthday on Friday.

Baby Plum wasn't just exhausted, he was coughing. He didn't go to school this morning. We just dropped off Little Elvis and returned home. Baby Plum sat on the couch, and was immediately asleep. He slept until almost 11. And he woke up in a very good mood.

And Little Elvis got a good report at school. So, yay. We still get to go to Chuck E. Cheese.
This is Baby Plum posing with our latest project. We bought a sisal rug when we bought our house. I thought it was more environmentally friendly, but it's a big pain. The cats and boys have stained it repeatedly, and since there's no nap, we couldn't manage to get the stains out. We didn't see the point in buying another rug that would just end up stained as well. So, we painted our stained rug. We taped a big diamond design (we were trying to hide lots of stains) and painted it a rusty red color. It took a gallon and a quart of paint. But it turned out really well. We like having a darker rug, and it looks nice with our fireplace and pillow colors. We're very happy with it. I don't think the boys really care. They're pretty used to us and all of our odd projects.

Hopefully they will sleep well tonight. I would hate for us to miss out on going to Chuck E. Cheese.


Blogger Ann Wyse said...

GULP! The dreaded musical chairs of sleeping! N and M have been particularly miserable sleepers the last two nights, and I'm just dreading nights like these when there's also #3.

Hmmm! Painting a sisal rug... I got some sisal rugs about 2 years ago - and I agree - DISASTER with kids! Maybe I'll have to try this idea...

11:53 PM  
Blogger mpotter said...

i have never heard of a sisal rug. and of course painting a rug!

kudos to you and your creativity. it looks nice in the pic (and not like a rug at all)

sorry about the sleeping.
just another reason why i can't even fathom having more than one kid.
so glad you got to sleep through all the bad parts!

good LUCK.

9:21 AM  

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