Note to Self

Dear me,

So your daughter is keeping you awake lately. Stop acting like you’re really surprised and please stop telling everyone about it. Kids will do that.

When it’s 4am and you’ve had enough of her:

– Playing with your nose and yelling “Nosey! Nosey! Nosey!”
– Bouncing on your head pretending you’re a horse
– Jumping on your hair, which really hurts

it makes perfect sense that you should be annoyed.

This is a “yeam,”  which is a cross between a yawn and a scream.  
Know that feeling? 

By all means, yes, give her a stern talking to. Even if it’s a very sleepy one where you call her by the wrong name. And yes, put her back into her own bed. You really should have done that when she first started sneaking into yours – but I suspect you know that.

But when she is sitting up in her bed screaming for you, you might want to re-think your approach. Sure, lying in your bed yelling “WOULD EVERYONE BLOODY SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT UUUUUUUUUUUUP!!!!!!!” might make you feel better for a split second.

But, as you are all too aware, it does not work.


PS: Put the Boden catalogue down.

This November, I’m writing one post every day as part of NaBloPoMo.

NaBloPoMo 2011

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