Last weekend, very early Sunday morning, the clocks rolled forward an hour, and our lives became a living hell. First, we were all messed up most of the morning and ended up taking a late nap that ended up being longer than we anticipated. Whoops on mom and dad’s part there. 🙈
Then we put the girls to bed at nine instead of eight, and we thought, “we got this figured out. Everything‘s gonna be fine. We beat the change. There’s been no problems. We’re good.”
Well, we were wrong.
At 11 o’clock, we finally went to sleep, and both girls were still awake in bed. We have no idea what time they finally went to sleep. So Monday morning was hard for all of us.
We made it through Monday at work in a daze, but we made it home and we survived. Everything seemed okay still. But then, that night, Matilda had a nightmare about 12:30am. Naturally, I was the only one who heard her crying, so I went in there and gave her bunny and she went right back to sleep. I, on the other hand, did not fall back to sleep until 2am.
Well, as small as the amount of time she was awake seem to be, she still was a monster to get up the next morning. So Tuesday arrived and we were all still dragging.
We went to bed on Tuesday night exhausted and couldn’t fall asleep until about 10 (which is past my bedtime). At 4:30am that morning, Matilda started screaming “Mommy!” across the house. Thankfully, this time, Josh heard her and went to see what she wanted. Apparently, her belly hurt and she “needed” medicine. So he gave her some Tylenol and put her back to bed. We all made the mistake of going back to sleep for an hour, and then nobody wanted to get up.
Matilda had a meltdown from the moment she got up to the moment we arrived at the babysitters. She would not keep her shoes on. She kicked and screamed on the floor. I had to carry a stiff board of a child out to the car and hold her down to buckle her in so we could leave. Well, in the car, she threw her socks at me. Once we got to the babysitters, she continued to scream, but, thankfully, the babysitters took her, and we were able to go to work.
We are now a week away from it, and I think we’ve finally beat it. Mattie still isn’t sleeping through the night, but that’s because my poor monster has strep. ☹️ However, we didn’t let a little streptococcal bacteria stop us from enjoying our weekend.
We had a busy Saturday. We started with parent participation ballet class. Josh had me go to this one. I wish I could’ve seen him doing mermaid kicks on his belly though.
We headed directly to a 4th birthday party afterward. It was a bowling party and the girls were both so excited about it. I’ve been wanting to take them bowling for ages, and just never have. First, Josh thought Ellabelle was too young. Then once she was “old enough”, we had a newborn. So I can’t wait to take them both again now that they’re both old enough to enjoy it.
We went home and tried to get the girls to nap afterwards. Matilda refused. Ellabelle got 2 hours in before we had to head to Blanchester for our niece’s play. She was Pugsley in “The Addams Family”.
Matilda loves every second of the play. She sat completely mesmerized and silent for the whole thing (which is no easy feat for an almost 3 year old).
We went to grab some food afterwards, and it was 11:30 before we were headed home. Matilda faded at the end, but she was so calm. It was a miracle. They both passed out in the car on the way home.
Sunday, I went to Walmart early to do a little special Easter shopping. All of us went to Toys R Us later that morning since they’re starting to close.
We napped and then went grocery shopping. While at Kroger, Matilda peed through her pants and all over herself. Being the awesome parents that we are, we had run out of diapers, and she was in a swim diaper instead. Our poor second child. 😅🤦🏻♀️
And we’re back to the work week. Ellabelle has spring break next week. I’m off two of the days with her so I’m really looking forward to that. Just gotta make it through.