I had a little friend accompany me this morning when I got up at 5 a.m. Imagine trying to get any work done with a 4-year-old next to you… For some reason, Drew likes getting up when I do. He thinks he’ll get to watch TV or play games on the Internet, but we put the kibosh on that idea.
Luckily Elizabeth lent a hand with Drew, and I managed to get some writing done. I finally cracked the 70k mark!
Now to figure out how to keep Drew in bed until 7 a.m. (and it’s not like he went to bed too early — he finally conked out at 8 p.m.). I think we just need to tire him out more, which is tricky to do when it’s cold and rainy and he can’t run around outside… Let’s just hope it’s just a phase.
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Oh, I’ve been there! I have no solution except to sneak out of bed more quietly.
Which is tricky to do when the youngster in question is sleeping in bed with you. He’s been waking up at night and climbing in with us lately…
This is a tough one, if he insists on getting up and you’re the one he wants to spend time with AND he really can’t play much on his own yet. If my experience is anything to go by, it’s a passing phase, but meanwhile…it’s a miracle you got some writing done!
Well, he “slept in” until 6:15 today, but then again, so did I, so no biggie (I wrote some last night instead).
That child is truly a mini-Mike!!!
Take it as a compliment. You know he wants to be just like you.
I know — I feel bad for getting frustrated with him. I just want the kid to get some sleep!
And I’d like a teensy bit of time for myself, I do admit…