Friday, November 5, 2010

Letters of Intent


Dear sweet baby Brinna;

SLEEEEEP CHILD SLEEEEP! Seriously! Mommy is TIRED. Like beyond tired. Exhausted. This business of not napping unless I'm holding you is getting old. Likewise to the waking in the middle of the night and screaming your tiny little head off. Yes, I love snuggling with you. I don't even mind bringing you into Mommy and Daddy's bed. However, if I bring you into my bed, you must SLEEP! 2:00 am (or 4:00 am) is NOT playtime. It is sleep time. Daddy has to get up really early for work in the morning and when you wake him up at 3:00 am by repeatedly smacking him in the face, he's crabby. When you scream at the top of your lungs like someone is hurting you, you wake up your sister. That makes her crabby. When you continue crying, that wakes up Mommy. That makes Mommy tired and crabby. I promise you, we will ALL be in better moods if you would just SLEEEEEP! Just lay your tiny little head down and close your eyes. If you can't sleep, could you at least learn to play quietly in your crib? Mommy put a ton of toys in there. You have a tiny baby, a glow worm, a nice fuzzy stuffed elephant and a stuffed kitty. They're all there to entertain you.
I love you, my sweet sweet baby, but if you don't start sleeping, Mommy's going to lose her ever-lovin' mind.

ZZZZZZZZZ...what? oh, I was typing...
Your very sleepy Mommy

Dear Adelae;

It wouldn't be fair of me to write a letter to your sister and not to you. So, stop sassing me please. I get it, you're 3 (almost 4) and fiercely independent. I understand that you have opinions on what you do and don't like. I get it! But when Mommy says "Hurry up and get dressed." That means hurry up and get dressed. It does not mean go play with your toys until you're good and ready to get dressed. When Mommy says "Please pick up your shoes and put them away." That means to put them away. It doesn't mean to put them in another room where you think I can't see them. And no, I don't care if that's what Daddy does. When Mommy says to eat your dinner, you don't get to say "But I don't want that dinner." You get to eat it and be grateful that we have hot food. And if you don't eat your nice hot dinner, you can expect to put on your pajamas and go to bed. Yes, I know that means that I'm a mean Mommy. I honestly don't care. You'll get over it. So, let's work on the attitude. Mmmkay?

I swear, child if you don't pick that up.....


Anonymous said...

I hear you on the sleep thing. I hope it gets better for you. It was also going at our house this week.

Foursons said...

Oh, no sleep makes for a very bad day. I hope she figures things out soon so that everyone feels better.

I cracked up reading "But that's what Daddy does." Bwhahahahaha. She is too smart. 3 year olds are hard, but I adored age 4. Hopefully things will start turning around soon.

Thanks for linking up and good luck!

Anonymous said...

Good luck to you on all accounts. No sleep is a horrible thing. Things will turn around soon. Keep smiling. TGIF

Kara @ His, Hers and Ours said...

You're right! She will get over it, as I have learned with my 10 year old. My new motto with her is "suck it up and get over it". I'm a mean mommy too. Welcome to the club! You'll be in it awhile!

And I hope you get some much needed zzzz's soon!

Venassa said...

Nothing worse than losing out on a bunch of sleep. I don't know how I'll survive when I have kids. They better sleep like angels because I am crabby in the morning after a good night's sleep.

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