Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sleep

No one got much sleep last night. Yesterday, the girls were so excited to go see Grandma, Grandpa and Nanny after naptime that they didn't take a nap. By the time they got home they were very sleepy and fell asleep just as their head hit the pillow. I took advantage of the quiet and got some computer work done among other things and ended up staying up way past my bedtime. But the girls got in all this extra sleep and were wide away and at 6 am. Which is way too early for me. It would have been okay, except for the fact that they didn't wake up happy. They woke up fighting, which is actually very unusual. But it carried on throughout the day.

They haven't been following instructions and they've been at each other all morning. I thought naptime would never come. We ended up taking them out to run some errands after lunchtime just to get out of the house for a bit and a change of pace from the long morning. Maddie acted up the entire time out which made the outing not fun at all for everyone involved. On the way home she said, "Daddy, I need to say sorry to you. I made bad choices but now I'm all better." How can you not love that? I was so excited to put them down to sleep so that I could also take a much needed nap today. Izzie fell right asleep but Maddie, even though she's mostly been quiet, is not taking a nap. I caught about 30 minutes of a restless nap which wasn't long enough, but it did take away the headache I had. I hope the evening goes smoothly because right now I'm counting down until bedtime and I hate days like that. I much prefer when the household is happy and running smoothly. It's just been one of those days that I can't seem to turn around.

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