I am starting to wonder if occasionally my body or brain knows something is about to happen before it does… which sounds way too incredibly weird to be true now that I have written it down.
Last night was not the first time this has happened….
3:55 am.. I woke up. Not a usual time to wake in my life.
I lay there for a while wondering what had woken me. Listened on the monitor to see if anyone was stirring next door.. silence. Silence everywhere else. I decided I needed to pee… so dragged myself out into the cold and back again trying not to really wake up along the way. Back in bed I lay there for a few more seconds… then it happened.
It is not usual for either of my girls to wake in the night these days. We have our odd days when Izzy decides to practice for her career of infomercial commentator, or when someone has a wild dream, or is unwell or just generally out of sorts and usually I sort of know it is going to be a bad night before it happens. But on the whole.. at almost three years old, both girls generally sleep all night with out wake 98% of the time.
So after Zoe decided that finding her dummy, putting on the music and needing a face washer wasn’t going to cut it and came into bed with me and started snoring in my ear with her cold feet on my back, I lay there wondering if somehow I knew that was going to happen? Did I wake up 5 minutes before the yell went out to give me enough time to pee before the child woke up?
It happens every now and then. I wake for no reason. Everything is quiet so I roll over and try to go back to sleep then the yell goes out. Does my totally dead to the world, asleep brain somehow hear a pre–emptive stirring from a child and realise it is going to escalate into something I need to be awake for?
Nah – I give my sleeping brain way too much credit.