No, it’s not because I’m still on a Halloween hangover; it’s because someone (read: me) had the brilliant idea to switch their daughter to a big girl bed this week, right in the middle of a crazy-busy time.
Because we working moms don’t multitask enough, right?
I’ve got a lot on my plate.
I’ve taken on a slew of DIY projects around the house that all seem to have specific, and impending, deadlines.
I’m hosting my sister’s baby shower in a couple weeks.
I’ve been given new responsibilities at my job that begin next month and there’s a boatload of prep work to do before I even begin (not to mention carrying through with and wrapping up the part of my work that ends this month).
After caring for my daughter all day, I immediately hand her off to family and head to cheer practice. When that ends I then have approximately 4 hours to complete any consulting work I need to do, and lately, also tackle those extra projects. Suffice it to say, I’m burning the candle at both ends.
Oh WAIT. Did I mention that one of those DIY projects was to paint my daughter’s big girl bed, so that we could transition her out of the crib we’re giving my sister for her new baby, the one I’m planning the shower for? Lost in my excitement over getting to re-do her room was the reality that my daughter may not adjust seamlessly into a new sleeping situation.
She LOVES her bed. But kinda so much that she’s too excited to sleep. We’ve spent many hours over the past week just getting her settled down enough to drift off. But then she now realizes that she can actually get out of the bed when she wakes in the middle of the night and needs to relearn just to roll over and fall back to sleep.
So, add a late bedtime for the kiddo to extra projects, middle-of-the-night waking and earlier-than-usual mornings, and I’m a dead ringer for the walking dead.
What did I say last week? This too shall pass? I’ll hang on to that for now!