Thursday, November 8, 2007

shape monster


4:45 AM and I am stymied. I know we just went off daylight savings, but Franny is waking up about an hour earlier than usual, despite the time change. I hope she'll adjust soon. She has to eventually. We've already started pushing back her bedtime. The girl needs her sleep.

I take her to the potty, give her some milk and scoot her back in to bed until at least 5:30, but nobody goes back to sleep. Back in my room over the monitor, I can hear Franny recreating yesterday's circle time from preschool. It's like I'm actually there (and just where I want to be at 5:00 am):

"Shape monster, shape monster, munch munch munch, how about a blue square for your lunch? Who has the blue square? Say, 'I do.' 'I do.' Yeah PETER!!!!
Shape monster, shape monster, munch munch, munch, how about a red heart..."

I usually have to go in their room at least once to pull Franny out of Sophie's crib, where she is not welcome apparently. Sophie's screams are my cue when it's time to go remove her unwelcome visitor.

As I write this, Franny has just informed me that she has once again pooped in her underwear. So this tired Mommy is signing off for now, and looking forward to a one hour nap later today.

12 comments:

Julia Warner said...

I'm sorry that you had such a hard morning. You are a great mom!!

Anne said...

It's kind of nice to hear someone else is waking at 4:30 a.m. this week, is that bad?
I like Franny's circle time :)

Julia said...

ugh! I am not a morning person. I get up around 7:30 at the earliest. So sorry to hear that you get up at the crack of dawn. Hope she adjusts soon.

jayne said...

Oh Franny!! I'm sure circle time is the bomb, but at 5 am?? I hope for your sanity she readjusts soon!

Johanna said...

I am just grateful that there is another mom out there that 'potty training in one day' didn't work for! :) I feel your pain. :) Abby is getting up at 6am right now because of the time change, but I am hoping that she adjusts quickly back to 7am. 4:45am is harsh -- I'm sorry! We missed you at our little ex-MyFamily girls night out. It was fun to see everyone. It's been so long since I've seen them.

Ashley said...

Ugh. Life. Let's take a break, what do you say. Cancun?

Chrissy said...

You gotta love the shape monster, just not at 4:45 am. You are a rockstar mom, Katherine.

Melissa said...

Ouch. Maybe hang some dark, thick blankets over their window... this is what I am about to do w/ Adalin. She's been waking up way too early too, not as bad as 4:45, more like 6:00, but still, that's way too early for me. I put her back in her bed and tell her she can't come out until 7:00. She doesn't even have a clock in her room, but that gives her some type of goal to, uh, sleep towards. Yeah, try blankets!

Natalie said...

We should schedule our playdates at this time because my kids haven't made the adjustment either--yuck!

Tara said...

I really hope you got your nap!! And that it was more than an hour. Franny is so smart, that is a way cute rhyme.

The last Unicorn said...

Yikes! You make me feel bad about saying I am tired! I hope you got to catch up on some sleep... I know how much it means to you!

adamclyde said...

I'm laughing...only because I feel your pain.

I hate nothing more than waking up to cold and dark. I've been doing it for five years now and I am ready to be done!!!

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