I’m sleeping on our dilapidated couch tonight

It’s been a crazy day today and I’ve not been able to write anything. Vivint was here for a good chunk of the day and while it’s always a positive experience, it can be a bit trying on the kids.

Anyway, Emmett’s been struggling with an increasing level of anxiety recently. We’ve seen an uptick in tummy aches and nightmares as we get closer to the new school year.

Emmett really isn’t capable of expressing how he’s feeling and so we’re left to try and figure this out on our own..



The last few night, Emmett’s really struggled to fall asleep at night because he’s afraid he’ll have another nightmare. Tonight was so bad that I opted to simply set him up on the love seat in the living room, while I crash on our dilapidated couch a few feet away.

He did finally fall asleep but moving him to bed is a terrible idea, especially if I’m looking to gets some sleep tonight.

Our couch is beyond horrible and there isn’t a single redeeming quality aside from it’s better than nothing.

Hopefully, everyone will get some sleep and be able to wake up feeling better. My back is already bothering me so it’s going to be a long night. If Emmett actually sleeps tonight than this will be worth it.

2 comments



  1. Why send him to school when you know he’s had issues there before with other kids and doesn’t like it? Consider homeschooling the kids.

    1. You’re a bit confused. This is Emmett, not Elliott. Emmett never has trouble at school. Elliott struggles sometimes but we find our way. We’ve talked about homeschooling a great deal but it’s an absolute last resort for us. They need the socialization and we need the break. ☺

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