A day off.

Monkey created his own day off from school today by waking at 2 AM and staying awake until 5:30 AM when he finally crashed.  Umma was woken up again at 7 AM by a whiny little boy who had run from his room, where Duhdee was trying to wake him up to take a shower , and hopped into her bed.  He had the covers pulled up to his chin and he looked to be on the verge of tears with his eyes were squeezed shut.  Just by looking at him I knew he wasn’t going to be able to hold it together today if we made him get up so I called off the torture and let him go back to sleep.  He slept there until a little after 9.  Umma still had to get up and go to work though.  I sure hope he’s feeling better than I am right now!

5 thoughts on “A day off.

  • October 5, 2009 at 1:09 pm
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    Ugh. My son did that exactly one week ago – awake from 2 is until he crashed on a chair in front of the TV at like 8. Fortunately we were taking the day off from school and work for the jewish holiday. Let’s hope this is a very rare occurrence for both of us.

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  • October 6, 2009 at 9:44 am
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    I sure hope so. Dr. Picker said the melatonin should help “reset” his circadian rhythm. Still waiting for that to happen…

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  • October 6, 2009 at 11:24 am
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    Clonodine for sleeping throught the night. We were both sleep deprived for four years till my son took it at age 4. He has not needed it for the last 4 years. He is and a half now.

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  • October 6, 2009 at 11:24 am
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    He is 9 and a half now.

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  • October 6, 2009 at 8:16 pm
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    Clonidine has been brought up as one of the options but first…we’re doing sleep charts, removing sleep cues (music) and using a later bedtime. It has sort of worked but we still have some really, really bad nights.

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