For the record...I can totally relate to this picture.
Oh, Brother the last two weeks (well frankly, the entire month of January) has been a wash when it comes to sleep in the Jackson household. Brent has a major deadline at work and has pulled extremely late nights every night of the week, the little miss has struggled with an ear infection, and Ethan...well, he's the reason I'm writing this post.
Starting about two-and-a-half weeks ago Ethan began waking anywhere between 3am and 4:30am. How do I know this? Because he yells from his bed at the top of his lungs, "I'm Awake!" Over and over until either Brent or I acknowledge his wakefulness. So, upon the announcement, one of the two bleary-eyed parents in our household stumbles their way to his bedroom and firmly tells him it's still night-night time. You'd think that would be the end of it right? Oh, no. This happens a couple more times, followed by a firm chastisement and warning of a spanking for announcement #2 and typically a spanking on announcement #3. This is every night (err...I mean morning) my friends. Can I add, that our disciplining is NOT WORKING.
I look haggard, and you can imagine what the hubbs looks like after already being at the office late.
So, I'm pleading with you, for the sake of the tremendous bags under my eyes, I will take any advice you have to offer. How do you keep your little ones in bed? Or rather, how do you keep your little ones QUIET in bed?
Thank you. I'm going to lie down now.