to just want a night's complete sleep without one of them fucking waking us up

(136 Posts)
hooochycoo Mon 02-Sep-13 04:46:46

We have a four year old and a one year old, not a night passes without one of them waking up and waking the rest of us up. Why oh why can the pair of them not understand that bedtime is for sleeping? so utterly sick to death of it.

hooochycoo Fri 20-Sep-13 07:20:21

She's an utter nightmare. By this stage with my son, we were able to go away for weekend and leave him with grandparents. Not so this baby. They've had her for a night and were visibly greyed and shocked.

differentnameforthis Fri 20-Sep-13 11:30:28
ipswichwitch Fri 20-Sep-13 11:45:29

It's the constant implication that we're obviously doing something wrong that we get from the ILs that boils my piss more than anything. At least MIL has packed it in for now after she stayed over a few nights ago because DH wa so tired he was a danger to himself and I've been ill.

I know DS is teething (molars), but its been going on for fecking ages, now I'm starting to worry he's developed a calpol habit that's waking him every night. That'll look good - taking a 2 year old to rehab....

I look about 112 and there's not a make up product nor industrial filler in the world that will conceal the bags under my eyes. I'll start saving now for the plastic surgery I'm gonna need by the time this little bugger finally sleeps (sob)

Pinkdaisy4 Fri 20-Sep-13 11:54:19

different I laughed and cried through that!

noavailablename Fri 20-Sep-13 11:58:22

I remember thinking, as I was being wheeled along the hospital corridor into the operating theatre, "at least I will get an hour's sleep".

That was when mine were 3.5 and 1.5.

MoneyMug Fri 20-Sep-13 12:01:16

My 2 year old wakes up every hour (at least) and the 2 month old wakes up every 2 hours. Every night.

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I don't know what it feels like to sleep longer than half an hour anymore.

NeopreneMermaid Fri 20-Sep-13 12:34:35

Yes to the surgery! I've looked forward to two rounds of invasive surgery this year because at least I'd get to lay down for a bit. I've even fantasized about a lorry driving into me in my car so I can get some rest (death counts, right?).

NeopreneMermaid Fri 20-Sep-13 14:47:03

On a more practical note, Hooch have you tried your SureStart Centre? My local one was brilliant for advice (and just general support on being utterly exhausted and broken by it).

ipswichwitch Fri 20-Sep-13 15:44:12

Do you think I could wangle some sort of operation too so I can get some bloody sleep? I'm sure they could take my appendix or something equally pointless. The thought of being under general anaesthetic seems rather pleasing at the moment!

hooochycoo Sat 21-Sep-13 07:20:51

Gosh yes. A nice long anesthetic. For the children. Administered every night at 7 and wearing off 12 hours later

FjordFiesta Sat 21-Sep-13 07:59:15

May I offer some hope in the form of a night alone at a Premier Inn for £29. Lovely sheets. Lovely pillows. Lovely shower. Lovely buffet breakfast. Checkout at noon. Just don't pick one near a main road or Heathrow. I promise you, once you've just booked it you will feel incredibly happy.

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