“Mommy. Moooooooommmmmmy. MOMMY!”
“Darian, I’m sleeping.”
“I need you to rub my back in my bed.”
“um, no. I’m sleeping. It is night time. I’m not going to rub your back in your bed”
Imagine the sound of a fire truck in your bedroom. Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhwooooooooooooo.
That is what my daughter sounds like when she is tired, cranky, and doesn’t get her way. This goes on for 3 hours.
I really wish I could tell her to shut the f* up. Honestly, I almost do. Momma isn’t full of tact at 3 am.
I won’t bore you with the details of the next 3 1/2 hours, but let’s just say she woke up her brother every 7 minutes with her out of control screaming and made herself almost puke 3 or 4 times by sobbing so hard, insisting every moment that she needed to have her back rubbed in her bed.
She ended up sleeping in our bed and stealing all my covers, dripping milk onto out sheets and kicking me in her sleep. The worst part. This isn’t giving in. She didn’t get her way, but Jared and I didn’t get ours either.
At least we stuck to our guns. No back rubbing in the bunkbed.
From experience, I know this wouldn’t matter. When she gets this way, there is no stopping her. She is completely out of control. Nothing we do will stop the terror.
No one slept and while she gets a 2 hour nap at noon today, I have work all day, an evening without my husband until 7:30 pm, and my best friend’s birthday after that.
Nights are hard. Really hard. Have always been hard.
I worry that these are signs of some mild bi-polar behavior. She becomes inconsolable and disrupt all of us. Her brain shuts down. I see it happen. Zero to atomic fireball in 10 seconds or less.
This happens at least once a day. The middle of the night is the worst, and last night may have been the longest night we have had with her in years.
But…she is 3. It could just be the age. Let’s hope it’s the latter and I’ll prepare to the former.
You know who I feel bad for? Rhys. You’ve never met a better sleeper. He wakes up happy, goes down easy, and has been sleeping through the night since he was a month old.