I made mistake last night of staying up late watching DVDs. Both kids were in bed by 7:30, and Nelson is on travel, so I had the whole evening to myself. I've been watching How I Met Your Mother. My friend Kate lent me seasons one through three. I love this show. Do you watch it? You should. It's pretty much one of the funniest things on TV right now.
It was maybe 11PM and I was watching the last episode of Season One, Disc Two and who should wander down the stairs but Oscar. The show was almost over so I set him up on the couch while I finished up.
I had been planning on going to bed at 11:30. Now, let me just say that 11:30 is way to late for me to be going to bed. I'm up by 5:30AM. I need to be in bed by 10 at the latest. However, I sleep terribly when Nelson is gone, so I stay up as late as possible, and then I read until the book physically falls on my face and then I go to bed. I'm generally exhausted by the time he gets back, but if I don't max myself out, I'll stay up all night analyzing every creak and crack in my house (and there are a lot of them; our house is 92 years old and we have radiators) waiting for our alarm to go off.
So, around 11:30, I bring Oscar upstairs with me and he wants me to lie with him in his bed. And I do, for about a half an hour. Then, I get up to go to my bed, because I cannot sleep in his bed. I don't have my alarm clock and he has all these animals and blankets and it just wasn't working for me.
When I got up to leave, Oscar started crying. He wanted me to stay. I told him he could come with me to my bed, and then he said no, because my room was too scary. He said Mr. Skull was in there and we had to leave the light on (WTF, Mr. Skull? Thanks, Oscar.) We negotiated that I would bring his night light in and that would be good enough.
Well, surprise, surprise it was NOT good enough and when we got in there he melted down because my room was so scary. I mean, it is pretty dark in there, I'm not going to lie, but I was right there with him. Then, I melted down because I was exhausted and begged him to please, please, please just go to sleep. He quieted down and I think I fell asleep like two seconds later.
I was woken what I though was five seconds later by Miles crying. In reality it was an hour later. So I fetched Miles and all of his blankets and bunnies and brought them to my room, where he proceeded to toss and turn for a flipping HOUR.
He was awake and crying again at around 4:30. Oscar woke up and told me I needed to bring Miles back to his crib. I knew that wasn't going to work because I was going to be up for the day in just a few minutes. Both boys settled down just as my alarm went off.
Then, Valentine started nudging my hand because she wanted to go out. And Oscar started making elephant trumpets. And Miles started blowing raspberries on my stomach and yelling "El fan!" every time Oscar trumpeted. Okay, that part was pretty cute.
The good part of all of this, is that the boys were in a great mood and played well while I showered and got dressed, and both got dressed without a fight. The bad part is that I got no laundry or dishes done this morning and it's 9AM and I still haven't had my breakfast and am totally exhausted. But, I have played monster trucks, been a pretend customer at Oscar's store, and attended a tea party with Miles William. I also got two extra hours of nose-wiping in today.
Anyway, so that's my Tuesday. What's new with you?