feeling as shaky as a fiddler on the roof

That song has been running through my head. It feels so relevant.

Toddlers are all about habit and having a known normal usual routine. Their own little tradition. And when you need to change things? The transition takes control of your life. At least for a few days.

Life suddenly revolves around this:

That would be Clark's bed. His "real" bed, in his words. He's slept in that bed for a long time, but it used to have a cage tent on top. A tent in which he recently learned how to rip strangulation-hazard holes. Now that the tent is off, he likes to wake up EARLY. Like 5am early. I am not a morning person and I have a baby who likes to nurse all night. I cannot handle 5am.

It has left my brain feeling like this:

And my appearance like this:

(That is Bette Davis at the end of Mr. Skeffington. If you've seen the movie, you know this is not good.)


  1. Oh, you poor thing! Here I was feeling sorry for myself because my little guy started waking up at 7. I was really digging his 9 o'clock routine. Hope he gives you a break soon.

  2. Yikes. 5 a.m. is not even morning. You are so right about transition times. I always sort of dread them. Little routines are our lifeline to sanity. Praying that Clark will SLEEP.

  3. 5am is no good. Would he go back to bed with you? Or do you have a TV in your room so he could watch a cartoon while you slept? My 4 year old sometimes gets up early and will climb into bed with me.

    By the way, I love your writing style and all the fun pictures you post!