Our kids have always been good sleepers. They sleep through the night, and for the most part they get 11-12 hours of sleep every night. But lately, Gracie has started this disturbing trend. At 2:30am, on the dot, she comes into our bedroom and stares at me until I wake up. And she has a ton of different reasons to be awake:
1. I have to go to the bathroom.
2. Bunny has to go to the bathroom.
3. I need a drink of water.
4. I just got a a drink of water.
5. My covers fell off my bed. When I pushed them.
6. There’s too many covers on my bed.
7. This boo boo from three days ago really hurts all of a sudden.
8. I can’t find my socks.
9. I don’t want to wear my socks anymore.
10. I want to wear different pajamas.
11. I thought I heard a noise.
12. I didn’t hear anything and thought everyone had left.
13. My baby doll was crying. (That one freaked me out.)
14. I’m hungry.
15. I’m full.
16. I miss Nana.
17. I miss Grandmomma.
18. Where did the birdies go?
19. I want to go swimming.
20. I’m hot.
21. I’m cold.
22. I can’t find my crayons.
23. Michael is being mean. (Michael was sound asleep.)
24. My head hurts.
25. My shoulders hurt.
26. My elbows hurt.
27. I need to cut my fingernails.
28. My tummy hurts.
29. My knees hurt.
30. My feet hurt.
31. My band aid fell off.
32. Can I have a baby sister? (That one got a resounding, “NOPE!” from my supposedly sleeping husband…)
33. When are we going to school?
34. I need a spoon.
35. I can’t find my pants.
I could go on, but I think you get the idea. I don’t know why she keeps doing this. We never let her stay. She always has to go lay back down in her own bed. But, apparently, 2:30am is the time to place all your customer service calls for Gracie.
A few nights ago, I tried putting the baby gate up to keep her in her room, but she appeared next to my bed at 2:30am and said, “There’s a baby gate on my door.”
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