Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Post of randomness

Biggest Loser started tonight! Who's watching? Hubs and I cannot tear ourselves away from this show, which is funny because I never paid attention to the first 7 or 8 seasons.

I carbed out a bit today. Nothing crazy... just enough to keep myself from going into full-blown binge mode. The dangers of being on the rag, you know. By the way, hubs and I have come up with a new name for it. Lately, my allergies have been acting up a lot, and I randomly seem to sneeze a lot right when my period starts (I doubt they are related -- it's got to be some weird coincidence), thus, ...wait for it... RAGWEED SEASON! You know you can always count on me for a good period euphemism!

Anyway, I actually got cramps this month, so I'm thinking there will no Crossfit for me tomorrow night. All I need is to lose a tampon while Okay, I was about to go down a very gross road there. Reign it in, Maria! Sorry gals, I'm still not getting enough sleep.

Speaking of sleep... Moms, please. What do you do with a 3 year old who has become a champion bedtime staller? I am so over it I could just cry. We have a pretty good routine: snack, bath & teeth, pajamas, books, tuck-in and one more story, then good night. Lately, she starts crying anywhere from 15-30 minutes later saying she wants to come out to the living room or something is scaring her or blah blah blah. I don't give in, but it takes me sometimes another 20 minutes to get her calmed down and tucked in again. On top of that, she seems to wake up at 2:30 am quite a bit. It's always 2:30 -- I wish I knew what the hell was waking her up! At that point in time, more often than not, I let her go out to the couch and sleep. Sometimes we put a movie on, sometimes she just goes to bed. I know I should be tougher, but consider I live in a 900 square foot house with another toddler sleeping across the hall!

So that's me right now. Ragweed season, no sleep, blah.

One more thing... what does one wear to a drag show? I need to go shopping for Chicago!


Linda said...

Ugh that's the hardest age for sleeping. I remember reading a book on toddler sleeping and they said a lot of times issues start when they need more sleep. We started putting my daughter to bed earlier and after a few days it helped.
I'm wearing jeans, cute shirt and heels to the drag show. Don't stress about it.

Ms. M said...

My friend's little girl started waking up in the middle of the night like that around the same age. They finally figured out she was growing and hungry in the middle of the night... a quick snack and she was able to go back to sleep. Not the best solution, but helped shorten the time she was awake in the night.

Hmmm... I was wondering the same thing about the drag show, lol.

Kristin50 said...

I think they all go through this to some degree at this age. I believe that putting them back to bed is the best thing you can do. I know it is sleepless nights, but they get the idea that even when they wake up in the middle of the night, they need to close their eyes and go back to sleep. For some reason three and four year olds think that if they awaken in the middle of the night. It is indeed time to get up! LOL

I am wearing jeans to the drag show as well!

Laura Belle said...

I watched The BL last night too! I just caught like the last hour but already I'm hooked. I just freaking love that show! It motivates me so much to get out and DO something!

Ragweed season...hilarious.

Terrie said...

I have never really been around kids so I have no advise for the little one. Sorry...

I love TBL but I don't know that I like the way they split the teams up, it seems unfair. I do like the new male trainer though. He reminds me of my trainer.

Amanda said...

ugggg....sickness and ragweed are killing me this fall.

No kids here so no advice on the staller!! Ha

Ronnie said...

Just make it clear that it's bed time and be firm. Let her whine it out if need be, babies are hard sleepers. :)

MandaPanda said...

Reward charts have done wonders for us the last 3 weeks. My youngest (she's 3) was throwing fits about going to sleep but now she gets stars for good behaviors and a reward at the end of the week. It took one week without an award for her to "get it." Be firm and take comfort in that it's just a phase.