2.12.2009

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.)

3 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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  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!

    Nell

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