I can’t take many more of these

We had a pretty exhausting and frustrating day. I mentioned last night that there would likely be some fallout from our exciting evening at my brother’s house last night and I wasn’t wrong.

Our day didn’t start off well. Emmett was up very early with nightmares once again. It’s getting old for a number of reasons. For one thing, Emmett is miserable at bedtime and these nightmares really leave him shaken.

He ends up running into my room at some God awful hour and that’s pretty much it for me as far as sleep goes for that night.

I don’t remember exactly what time he came into my room last night but this is how he clings to me.

It’s impossible for me to sleep because he tosses and turns constantly. He wraps himself around my arm and won’t let go. I haven’t slept well in over a week. He was doing pretty good for a couple of weeks but for some reason, he’s been struggling recently.

I’ve been having to sneak in naps just to make it through the day. I’m running on empty and I need to get this resolved.

The boys have been at each other’s throats for most of the day. I had to have a sit down with them and try to help them to work things out. It was incredibly frustrating but we did make some progress.

I had to take a nap this afternoon just to make it through the rest of the day. It was the last thing I wanted to do but the boys took turns on the Xbox for little while and I closed my eyes. The nap was necessary because I was absolutely exhausted. I also needed to be able to drive because we had to go grocery shopping for the school week.

The shopping trip was a fucking nightmare. I swear to God it was like herding cats at Walmart. I was so stressed out and I felt like I was going to lose my mind, or what ever was left of it.

I had no hope for the rest of the evening but the kids totally surprised me. They helped me clean out the fridge and put the groceries away. There wasn’t any fighting and everyone cooperated. I’m so grateful and proud.

We even maintained out sundae Sundays tradition.

Everyone got cleaned up and in bed on time. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, Emmett still isn’t sleeping. I’m really hoping he can fall asleep in his bed. If not, it’s going to be another sleepless night for me. I can’t take many more of these.

Rob Gorski

Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)
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Are you not able to take him to his own room when he falls asleep? My boys often come to my sleep with me in my bed. If it’s a problem, I just put them back in their bed.

Shyla Elza

I really feel for your situation. I don’t get much sleep as it is, but I cannot imagine what you’re going through. I do suggest that if in your area you are able to start doing the Walmart Pickup option your shopping trips may be a little easier. I do it all the time and all I have to do is order from my computer and pick it up. It helps me avoid the chaos of a shopping trip. All the best to you!