Conversation at 5:30 am

Our little girl has been waking up very early lately. Often before 5. Always before 6. And even though we let her cry until (about) 6, she doesn’t seem to get it. Her brother is exhausted because she wakes him up and he doesn’t fall back asleep or nap. When he’s tired, he acts like he has ADD. So life is… full of surprises. Which let to this conversation:

Zak: We need new kids.
Me: … (with a blank stare)
Zak: I don’t mean more kids, I mean different kids.
Me: Oh… That makes more sense.

Don’t worry, we don’t mean it. We love our kids. But you know what? Some kids sleep for 12 hours straight after just a few months. My daughter still can’t sleep more than 10 on most days – and if I put her to sleep later, she still wakes up at 5:30 but is more tired and cranky. That is hardly fair. There are days when I wonder if it will ever get better.

Of course, it will. And then another problem will crop up. And when we find a solution to that one, it will be something else. Until… well, until we’re dead, I guess. Even when children are adults, they still manage to bring us problems.

Fortunately, they also bring a lot of joy. And they’re cute. So we’ll deal with it. But for now, we’re tired and cranky. Just like the kids.

2 Responses to “Conversation at 5:30 am”

  1. Mireille Says:

    Si vous comptez les échanger, je les prends avec plaisir. Je vous laisse mon chat en échange?
    Blagues à part, peut-être que quelques goûtes de Rescue Remedy (calmant homéopathique efficace contre les effets du stress et qui aide a dormir) pour Cocotte à 5h30, ça pourrait au moins l’aider à se calmer? Je sais que c’est sécuritaire pour les enfants. Ou sinon, une tisane de valériane qui est également réputée pour ses propriétés relaxantes. Mais là, je ne sais pas si c’est correct pour les enfants. Bonne chance en tout cas!

  2. terapias alternativas Says:

    Bueno si bien estoy de acuerdo con lo establecido en estos posts, creo que se podría ampliar algo. Que les parece el ir mejorando mas contenidos ? Muchas Gracias y pasen un buena mañana