Dear Children, Shall We Write Off Last Night?

Dear Children, is this becoming a regular Friday night thing? Where you’ll wake at 3am, intermittently cry, play, laugh and hit us until sunrise. Is sunrise an acceptable bedtime after hitting the milk bottle hard all night and getting a bit wild? Will we have to sit up all night every Friday listening to your tired slurs and propping you upright?

You are 1 and 2 years old. I would say grow up had you been a teen, but in this case, grow down.

I certainly hope this isn’t a regular Friday night thing, or a regular thing in general. Waking up at all hours, demanding a bottle and negotiating, for hours, before you eventually give in and sleep.

The thing is, once you go to sleep at sunrise, I can’t sleep, because the sun is rising and even in my tired state, my brain won’t allow me to sleep. My brain suddenly goes into mode ”What needs doing today – a shit load before you can even leave the house”. Your dad doesn’t seem to have this problem. Bastard.

Once you drop back off to sleep after that last sip of ‘please God go back to fucking sleep’ milk, you’re late for your usual breakfast time. You then don’t much fancy your lunch. You then go batshit crazy in the afternoon because you’re ravenous. You then don’t feel like dinner. You then refuse to go to bed because you’re hungry. Do you see how unreasonable this is?

Although we did laugh (the next day, not at the time) when you called ”mummy daddy mummy daddy, your bed” (repeat x100). Then once we brought you in to our bed, you said ”my bed” (again, repeat all x100). The only time you actually stayed in your bed, in amongst all this bed-hopping, was when your sister joined us and true to form, did what she could to annoy you. I know darling, that’s so unfair isn’t it, while you were trying to rest in mummy and daddy’s bed.

And to you, my sweet, sweet baby, you don’t need to party all night just because your brother does. Friday night isn’t your time to outshine your brother, it’s your time to sleep. You do your fair share of all-nighters during the week, don’t burn the candle at both ends, dear.


Can we make a deal for next Friday night? Let’s sleep all night and not thrash around like a milkaholic, desperately needing to hit the bottle. This way you won’t be hungover from your binge milking, you won’t get the munchies half way through the day and we won’t need to hand you over to Nanny and Grandad under the rouse of ‘Christmas shopping’. Because, my angels, when you’ve not had enough sleep or food, you can be a right pair of buggers the next day. But for some reason you’ll only demonstrate your buggerness to me, or your father.

I look forward to it.

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  1. December 12, 2015 / 10:58 pm

    Oh you poor thing! Does it just happen on a Friday night? How strange! Lol. Hope this DOESNT continue! #KCACOLS

  2. Mommy's Little Princesses
    December 12, 2015 / 11:35 pm

    I feel your pain my girls Holly in particular seems to do this to often for my liking. The worst part is how they tend to play up when you can barley function as they can nap when ever they choose to. Here’s hoping it’s not a regular thing for your two.xx #KCACOLS

  3. December 13, 2015 / 2:24 am

    Have totally been through this and it does stop. Hopefully it’s just a phase?! #KCACOLS

  4. December 13, 2015 / 8:03 am

    Oh the joy of children that don’t sleep! It’s almost as if they know haha. #sundaystars

  5. December 13, 2015 / 8:14 am

    Ha ha, a fellow sweary pants. Hurrah for the swears!
    Shall I be really annoying & say ‘it’ll pass my dear’? It will, it will. Although, you’ll never sleep properly again. Ever. You’ll be too scared to risk falling into a deep sleep, so you’ll skim sleep. It’s fine though, you adapt. xx #KCACOLS

  6. December 13, 2015 / 6:24 pm

    Oh no! I hate when this happens, the next day is always a nightmare. I hope you get your bed back to yourself soon! Love that your little one is a partying milkaholic though,haha xx #KCACOLS

  7. December 13, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    Oh gosh hopefully it is a phase which will pass soon. My little boy has been so poorly so we had a week of early wakings and crying through the night. How I got through the days I have no idea but us mummy’s are tough cookies…a lot tougher than those men!! #sundaystars

  8. December 14, 2015 / 1:39 pm

    Hopefully it’ll be a passing phase that they’ll soon grow out of. Lack of sleep is so hard!

  9. December 15, 2015 / 4:39 pm

    Oh goodness, what a pair of pickles!! We had a similar thing where little Miss A was guaranteed to wake at 5am…EVERY. SUNDAY.
    Fortunately it appears to have passed, but it’s so exhausting, isn’t it?! Why won’t they just sleep already??!
    Fingers crossed this Friday is better for you.
    Thanks for linking up.

  10. December 15, 2015 / 9:34 pm

    Lack of sleep is the worst thing ever!! In fact, I think it’s a form of mental torture!! I hope this only a phase and you’ll be out of it soon. Thank you for linking up to #SundayStars xxx

    • firstooth
      December 18, 2015 / 11:18 am

      It really is! Fingers crossed, it’s Friday now so the dreaded night is upon us, eek! Xxx

  11. December 16, 2015 / 11:06 am

    Oh I feel your pain. My little one does this every Wednesday and she’s 11 months. I hope you get a good sleep on Friday and children play fair! #KCACOLS

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