He’s ahead of schedule.

Monkey is ahead of the game this week at least in regards to his weekly fade. He typically starts the week a little rough, it is hard to go back to school after a weekend, right? But he’ll rebound and have a good Monday (minus the AM transition), Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. By Friday, he’s tired and it shows. 

It’s well documented that he doesn’t get as much sleep on school nights as he does on vacations despite the fact that we keep the same sleep schedule and routines day after day after day. He just DOESN’T sleep as well. He has trouble falling asleep despite the medications and he has trouble staying asleep. So. Friday mornings are a whiny mess but he makes it through and generally does OK…maybe resting a little longer at story time than normal but nothing outrageous.

Today, you may have noticed, is only Thursday.

Today should have been an easy, peasy drop you off and “see you later” kind of morning. Unfortunately, Monkey was whiny and dragging asp. He wanted me to carry him to the car. “Not today, we’re going to ….?” “School.” He wanted to ride the train, pweeease?? “Where are we going?” “School.” He wanted me to carry him to class. “Monkey, you’re too …?” “Heavy.” (Not really but I only carry him as a very special treat when he’s being very good.)

Once we got to class he was tearful, wanting lots of hugs, wanting us to stay. He’s exhausted. I really just don’t know what to do. He’s on meds for his ADHD that typically results in drowsiness but it doesn’t seem to help him fall asleep. We use melatonin sometimes but he gets used to it after a while and we have to take a “drug holiday” because it no longer works. The Dr. we see will just have us chart again and the numbers aren’t awful. He loses 30 minutes or so of sleep but that ADDS UP and by the end of the week he’s wasted again.

This week is probably worse because he did have last week off. It’s just so sad to make this little guy chug through a day when I know exactly how miserable he is. No one ever promised it would be easy though.

Where’s Karen? I need a “suck it up, buttercup.”

6 thoughts on “He’s ahead of schedule.

  • January 6, 2011 at 9:49 am
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    🙁 sorry sometimes they break their own routine. I try to remember that I have random days where I just feel lime crap and don’t want to do anything so why shouldn’t they.

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  • January 6, 2011 at 10:02 am
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    I’m hoping he’s not getting sick, that would be another unpleasant option :-

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  • January 6, 2011 at 10:35 am
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    We’re today. No work. No school. Jake came back from his visit with his father yesterday with diarrhea. Fairly certain his diet wasn’t followed. Even though the immodium has worked I figured he’d have N off day and I have a wicked cough so we’re at home base today 🙂 feel guilty for being out but enjoying being home…although I have found more work here. Contemplating working from home to multi-task.

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  • January 6, 2011 at 10:57 am
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    Ugh! I would rather puke than diarrhea!

    I seriously considered a stay at home day myself. It just doesn’t seem worth it to put him through it but that’s my Mommy-guilt talking and not my head. I’m sure he’s FINE at school. And if he needs to lay down to rest or take a nap at story time they will let him.

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  • January 6, 2011 at 11:01 am
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    I think I kept him home more to give his para a break but maybe I’m overly sensitive since my husband is a para and his kids mom sends that kid in sick all the time.

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  • January 6, 2011 at 11:03 am
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    Ohhh, that’s miserable for everyone 🙁

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