Musical Beds

Writing anything has very much taken a back seat this week due to lack of sleep. A typical night goes some thing like this:

1800: Mention to girls it’s an hour until bedtime
1830: Start getting pyjamas and night nappies ready
1900: Read 4 or 5 stories while girls brush teeth, rebrush girls teeth
1920: Read another few stories
1930: Tucked up in own beds, black-out curtains tight, night light on, try to leave room
1931: Girls scream, go back to settle them, lie on end of bed until they’re nearly asleep
1950: Try to leave room, girls scream…
2000: Give up and put them in our bed
2003: Girls asleep, leave them; do finances, dishes, clothes, tidy toys, watch TV, read…
2200: Carry sleeping girls back to their own beds
2205: Girls scream, lie at end of bed until they sleep again
2230: Sneak out of room and go to bed
2300: Girls climb into our bed
2330: Carry sleeping girls back to their own beds
0000: Girls climb into our bed
0001: Mummy leaves parent bed and tries to sleep in MG’s bed
0010: Girls climb into MG’s bed. Three in a single bed not much fun…
0100: Mummy sneaks back to own bed
0105: Girls climb into our bed
0106: Daddy leaves parent bed and tries to sleep in MG’s bed
0200: Girls fidget too much in their sleep, return them to own beds. This time they’re so asleep they stay there
0430: MG wakes up screaming about ‘ladybird spiders’ – calm her down
0530: Return to own bed
0600: DG climbs into our bed and bounces on our heads
0610: Convince DG to sleep again, there’s no way we’re getting up
0630: MG climbs into our bed
0700: Girls wake up, try to wake Mummy and Daddy up but can’t; go downstairs and get own milk and breakfast
0900: Mummy and Daddy wake to wrecked house; Daddy is late for work; both are grumpy all day; Mummy and Daddy argue about who had the least sleep; Girls are grumpy because they didn’t sleep enough…

So we’ve been trying a few routines to try to get them to stay in their own beds. A quick fix would be nice, but we’ll just have to persevere 😆

So angelic when they’re actually asleep 🙂 Comments welcome on your own sleep troubles and solutions!

One response to “Musical Beds

  1. Pingback: Sleeping Like Babies | Child-Led Chaos

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