I can barely keep my eyes open right now as I write this on Sunday night. I think I got a total of 1.2 hours of sleep last night. Why? Because I slept in the same hotel room as my kids Saturday night.
As I was groggily complaining (whining) to my husband, he came up with the solution! Ready for it? He said, “I think the problem is that we need to figure out how to get you to be able to sleep outside your own bed.” Yeah, because that’s the problem.
I will say, the hotel was amazing. It was at the base of one of the ski resorts, we had excellent company (although there were 14 kids between the 4 families that got together…luckily only 6 of those kids stayed the night with us) and, there were activities for the kids like making their own caramel apples. They had a kids’ area with a train table, chalkboard wall, kids movies playing on a big screen, video games, and the pool outside was warm and inviting.
But, the problem wasn’t the hotel, or the company, or the fact that I stayed up until midnight talking with real adults. Nope, the problem was all because I can’t sleep outside my own bed.
The truth is, he’s kind of right.
But, at the same time, he’s kind of not. Because sharing a hotel room room with three kids is no joke when you are the mom. Regardless of MY sleep issues.
Here’s a rundown of the “fun”:
10pm-The kids are finally asleep. Only 2 hours past their normal bedtime.
Midnight-I decide it’s time for me to sleep. Husband stays awake chatting with his high school buddy.
12:30- Baby is crying, get up, settle him down to sleep.
1:15 am- 7 year old is on the opposite side of the pull out sofa she is sharing with her brother sitting up, saying, “He keeps kicking me”. 4 year old is oblivious and snoring. Lay her back down, put in my ear plugs.
2:00am-ish- Hubby comes to bed and wakes me up.
2:15 am- Curse feathered pillows and seriously wonder how I could ever sleep without my tempurpedic knock-off pillow. You feather pillow people….I don’t get it. Those pillows are NOT comfortable.
2:30-3:30 am- Listen to baby toss and turn non-stop because he is sleeping in his very uncomfortable pack-n-play. We forgot a sheet, and an extra blanket to use for padding so he is basically sleeping on a slab of metal.
4:00am- Poke the husband when the baby cries. He doesn’t move. Poke him harder. Whisper yell at him to go get the baby and bring him to bed with us.
4:15am- Whisper argue (over the baby’s head) about who has less room on the king sized bed with a baby in between us.
4:30 am- Finally fall asleep. Sort of.
6:00 am-Baby gets restless again.
6:30 am- Finally fall back asleep.
7:00 am- Kids are up. With nowhere to go. So, we’re all up.
How is this fun?
I loved seeing the friends, and really enjoyed this super nice hotel, and adult conversation was so SO fun, but I could definitely do without the sharing of a hotel room with my kids. Maybe the problem is me, but something tells me the problem is that 5 people are not meant to sleep in the same room together. Especially when 3 of the 5 are your children. Period. It leads to whisper fights. NOT good. I cannot be held responsible for something I say to my husband at 3 am.
And, here’s the kicker, we then drove straight to church after leaving the hotel. We were all exhausted, grouchy, and not really loving every aspect of the thought of spending 3 hours in church, but I had to teach the youth a lesson, so we had to go. On the way, the four year old said, that sometimes “his muscles hurt because he can’t hold on right” and “that his brain was broken.”
I don’t know, either. Sleep deprivation is no joke my friends. I had no words to even respond to either of those sentences. I was too tired.
In the middle of the main services, my 4 year old turns to me and says a little too loudly, “Mommy? You know why I don’t like church…” Luckily I cut him off before we heard the end of that sentence.
I think I may need a prescription for some serious sleep aid for our upcoming trip where we will be sharing sleeping quarters for a week. I think I might murder people. Pray for me.
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