Oh god I miss a good night’s sleep. Before the boys arrived I could always catch up at the weekend, but now? No chance (although I am quite good at a nana nap on the couch).
We all know how much sleep you get with babies (if your kids slept through I hate you), but as they got older I thought it would get better.
Sadly not. There are night terrors and nightmares to deal with, plus the fact that we seem to have bred early risers.
Sometimes, it’s just me. I wake at 1 or 2 with a nagging bladder to play “Shall I or shan’t I get up for a wee” game. Or to go over my to do list again. SHUT UP BRAIN!
Or at 4am for no reason (except maybe the birds. Australia your birds are so darn noisy!). TS invariably gets up as I am dropping off to sleep again. Gah.
In an effort to shut out external distractions (kids, birds, TS breathing SO BLOODY LOUD) I wear ear plugs and an eye mask.
In my head I look like this
Valerian was suggested. Herbal. Non-addictive. Great.
Oh deary me!
The Walking Dead wanted me as an extra. I was so buggered I didn’t dare drive.
Now I self-medicate with chamomile tea (mixed results), gin (awesome, but not sure about sedative qualities) and wine (see gin).
Forget baby sleep clinics, I’d pay top dollar for a grown-up one for shattered parents.
What are your tips for a good night’s sleep?