Why I totally sucked at parenting last night!

Grumpy face kid 2

Usually I think I am a pretty decent mom. Last night, however, was not one of my finest parenting moments. Let me explain…

I was super sickies in the beginning of the week and you know how at the tail end of your sickness, you are soooo EXHAUSTED. Well, I thought surely, I am so tired I will pass out when I go to sleep. Nope. Insomnia set in. If you suffer from insomnia, bad sleeping etc, you knooooow it is NOT fun! I went to bed at 930. Didn’t fall asleep until 1230am. At 4am, my 2yo started screaming for us to come into the room. Eric beat me to it and I can hear him say…’Well, honey what happened?!” She had an accident in the bed. And I mean alllll over the bed. Bumper and all.

Well…while she was in the bathroom with Daddy, I stripped the bed HUFFING AND PUFFING for all to hear. Threw everything in the laundry room. Or should I say KICKED everything into the laundry room. Sheets, bumper, mattress pad etc. All the while she is singing and laughing happy and awake like it’s the middle of the day. I had a scowl on my face and was on the edge of tears. We put her down and I walked back into our bedroom and start sobbing. And not just a loud sobbing, a loud sobbing while yelling, I AM SO TIRED, I AM JUST SO TIRED.

Then our nine year old daughter walked in and said, “Mommy, Mommy, are you ok?Grumpy face kid What’s wrong?” Ugh! I felt like such a jerk. I woke her up too. So I gently explained that
Mommy was VERY VERY tired and was possibly being a little dramatic. lol

My punishment? I couldn’t go back to sleep. lol I stayed up from 430 am working on those three and a half hours asleep. Sigh. God probably wanted me to think about what I had done. lol This is truly why I call my blog Surviving Mommy.

I have been to a sleep study and tried many different sleep aids but am always open to new suggestions. Any good recommendations for some good solid sleep?

XO Surviving Mommy

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