April 22, 2009

The 6th Sense

My baby has a Sixth Sense. (And no, he cannot see dead people.) He has an acute awareness of his mother's sleeping status.


Every night as I am falling asleep, right as I am hanging on the precipice ready to fall blissfully into unawareness the screaming begins, without fail.

I don't know how he does it, but every night it is the same. Why he can't start screaming ten minutes earlier is beyond me. But he knows. He knows.

15 comments:

Debbie said...

Ugh no fun. I hope he grows out of that quickly for you. When you have those new little ones sleep feels like that unreachable gold doesnt it? I'm sending peaceful happy sleep vibes your way. :)

Carolyn said...

Mine all had it. Especially my last one. She was the worst. Still is even at 2.

I feel your pain.

Just remember there is no shame in napping!

Heidi Ashworth said...

It's like Chinese Water Torture (or so I would imagine--maybe it's even worse). I'm not going to be blogging for a whole week! Wahhhhhh!

Kristina P. said...

Maybe you can just put him outside. Clearly, I do not have children.

Mallory said...

Co-sleeping is the remedy for that problem! :D

janae said...

UGH! My little one has a similarly great talent. It's called he sleeps until 6 am every day EXCEPT the days that I go to bed after midnight. On those days he wakes up between 4:30 and 5:00 am. How does he KNOW??!

3 Peas in a Pod said...

Oh they soooo know. It drives you crazy. You know it won't last forever but sometimes you think it might. It won't! Here's to a peaceful night's sleep tonight.

Much love from NJ,
Sue
xoxo

Melinda said...

My oldest is six, for six years I have been slowly dying from sleep deprivation. They so know...

Jen said...

I swear it must be a gift! My kids all did that, too! Years from now you will be able to laugh about it...yes, those years seem an eternity away! :0)

wendy said...

Dang --- you may hate it now, but when your'e old and needing care, the chld will know when TO BE THERE FOR YA. just wait -----

Cynthia said...

I found your blog through MMB so I thought I'd visit.

Ack! I remember those days. I can't believe they are behind me now but they are- my baby is in Kindergarten.

I like your wit, you're funny with or without sleep- maybe even funnier without. I'll be back!

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

First time to your blog..just wanted to say I have been there done that!!!! They do eventually get out of that stage...so you have something to look forward to...then of course they become teenagers and you can sleep til they get home so you know they are safe and sound...but hey no one said being a mom was easy!!! hehehe

Mama Nut said...

Hi, found your blog on MMB -- I like it :)

I am still in the young kid phase of my life too. I often feel like my kids know when I need alone time and choose then to have fights or screaming tantrums... isn't being a mom fun!!!

Wendy said...

And that's just the worst isn't it!! Waiting until you are almost gone yourself, and then it STARTS!! Ethan is the same way!! My nights no longer exist and then usually he comes in around 3 or 4 in the morning, aghh.... someday.

SO said...

Oh man. I can't tell you how great it is to be at a place where this isn't happening to me. The day will come for you. I wish I had better advice to give.

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