If you didn't know, I work nights.
It means that three times a week, I don't get home till midnight.
I almost always tuck myself into bed as soon as I get home.
Well maybe sometimes I take a quick sneak peak at my emails......
But I need your advice to help me sleep.
If it's not bad enough, the alarm goes off at 6.30am weekdays.
But lately the alarm hasn't even been required.
Zander is causing lots of chaos.
This is why I need your tips to help me sleep.
Often Tom needs to get up around 5ish to go to the loo, at this point I hear "Hi Tom Tom" and there it is 'Awake'
'Mum, mumma, up, mummmmmm, mumma'
I've tried putting him into bed with me, but I don't really appreciate him walking across my head as he tries to get up and start the day. There is no rest in that.
Yesterday we decided to finally put into place a temporary measure.
Will it work?
Maybe.... if we had of rolled it out successfully!
We thought, perhaps if we moved Lulu into Tom's room for six months or so and Zander in to Lulu's, then Zander wouldn't stir so early as he'd have no distractions.
But we didn't do the measurements right, Lulu's bed doesn't easily fit into Tom's room.
Failure no. 1.
So now they're shacked up side by side, which is going to drive me batty in all of 24 hours.
Then to get the cot into Lulu's room we needed to disassemble and reassemble.
But somewhere along the line we lost a bolt. A custom fitting bolt.
Failure no. 2.
Last night Zander slept in the port-a-cot, but clearly this also can't be a long term solution.
Fingers crossed he'll at least sleep past 5am in a room of his own.
Do your kids share a room? If so what are your tips to help me sleep? or my kids for that matter!
Working nights and backing it up with a school run in the morning is not my idea of fun people. Waking up before necessary is my idea of a nightmare. #firstworldproblems
Fingers crossed this missing bolt reappears, we were hoping to get another year out of the cot!
I don't think I'll get any sleep if the little man can get in and out of a bed at his own leisure.
Thanking you in advance for your tips and advice.