And it continued at 12:58a.m. when I thought I heard a strange noise outside and .. since I wasn't able to sleep anyways, I got out of bed.
Next thing I knew, it was 4:02a.m. and I was still up and still not sleepy.
But I decided it was a good idea to try to go to sleep.
A few minutes later, Charlie fell out of bed and I went to put him back in bed and console him.
Then, as I lay there with him, I realized Anna had drank a glass of milk before bed.
When I checked on Anna, she had peed her bed, two pillows, but somehow her pants seemed dry. She was cooperative with getting changed.
Then I lay down in bed. For another hour at least. And somewhere around 5:30a.m. I fell asleep.
And I was awakened shortly after 6. Then again just before 7. And then between Haley blow drying her hair, Thomas yelling, and little feet running around giggling, I gave in and got up at 7:30.
Shower's are marvelous things.
As are school busses. For the first time, my children get to ride the bus to go to school instead of NOT walking because our house is 1.9km from the school. And the school starts at 8:15a.m. Instead of getting them in the van at 8:00a.m., I walked them to the bus stop. Coffee in hand, of course.
Coffee is another marvelous thing.
And now, my plan is to take my 2 little children to the park and have them run off every bit of energy they can so that they both nap today.
And I will be thankful that I do not have to pick up the children from school. They will arrive home at 3:20pm off the bus, which is a big change from getting the kids in the van at 2:30pm to pick them up.
That's 50 minutes of sleep I think I am going to need.
Except if I nap.. then I may just do a sleepless night all over again.
Somewhere in there, Anna and I are going to do our own little school. She should be in JK this year, but we aren't sending her. We can have fun doing some JK stuff, me thinks :)
She is currently trying to manipulate me into letting her watch a movie instead of the park plan. "Do you want me to be HAPPY Mama? I am not going to be HAPPY unless you let me watch a movie".
Happy First Day everybody!