Just when you think you have finally got to that magical point where it has been a long time between bad patches and you allow yourself to think that your toddlers may have just reached that magical ‘sleep all night forever more’ stage… then and only then does the infomercial monster rear it’s ugly head again!
Always when you are lulled into that false sense of security. When you think you can push the boundaries and bit and get away with going to bed after midnight, thinking you’ll get at least 7 hours of unbroken sleep regardless and that is surely good enough. When you get used to having your bed all to yourself and have all but stopped missing the snuggles with your bubbas. Why is it always then? When you least expect it that?
Last night at around 2am I had a visit from our number one infomercial commentator. She is very good at her job and loves it dearly. She doesn’t care one bit if it is 2 am, 3am, our 4 am…. and any attempts to change the channel or even ignore the advertorial are met with strong words and even the occasional wailing.
“But it is time to talk Mamma… it is”
“It is the middle of the night Bee, it is time to sleep”
“But Mamma I need to talk to you”
“No Bee… I need to sleep.”
“But I do Mamma.”
At this point I try to roll over and ignore her so she reaches over and pokes me in the eye to make sure I am not asleep.
“Mamma the dog says play”
“Mamma the bear talks to me.. he says bring back my food”
“Mamma I like the skunk”
I am still trying very hard to be asleep at which point the wail goes up….
“Mammaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! talk to me!”
I get cross.
“Bee it is 2am in the morning, Zoe is asleep and I want to sleep. You can either sleep here with me or sleep in your own bed but you need to be quiet!”
“But mamma… Dadda is not asleep… dadda is at work… he will make me toast when he comes home, with jam… and matoes and olibs”
Please at least tell me that one day she will grow up and make a fortune from selling magic knives on middle of the night infomercials and then it will all be worthwhile!
And just to end on a more positive note… a quick LO of zoe done for the PBP colour challenge. Papers and flower sticker are by Chris Turnbull, stitching by Faer Oak. At least this one sleeps well.