Oh my goodness me!!! Bob finally fell asleep at 11 pm and guess what? She’s still asleep! It’s 7.30!!! I think I might be dreaming!!!
For the last few months I have had to force Bob to nap before her lunch. If she had lunch first she would get a second wind and I would struggle to get her to nap before 3, resulting in her not going to bed until midnight. If she napped for 30 minutes before lunch she would go to bed at a reasonable hour. No matter what her bedtime she would wake up many times during the night but as long as I’d had a couple of child free hours before I went to bed I was able to deal with this.
Yesterday we had a busy day which meant Bob didn’t nap until 2pm. This meant that she was full of beans at bedtime! After 20 laps of the settee, many rounds of Row, Row, Row Your Boat, and learning the words to Take Me Home Country Road (her Dad and I were singing it and and all of a sudden Bob started singing ‘Na, na, na, hey, hey!’) Bob was finally tired enough to go to bed.
We went to bed at the same time and I expected to be up an hour later. How wrong I was! She is still asleep and I am led here, in peace, telling you all about it.
I however didn’t sleep through. I was up every few hours wondering why Bob hadn’t woken up. I am hoping that last night won’t be a one of and, hopefully, we will all sleep through tonight!