To think I may as well stay up all night?

(9 Posts)
mummyrunnerbean Mon 22-Jun-15 01:14:12

I have a huge amount of marking to do, and DS is inexplicably waking up about every 45 minutes. If I finish the marking tonight, I could chisel DP out of bed wake DP up around 6 and then sleep until he goes to work at 10. I could then piss about on autopilot for the rest of the day doing housework and going to play group and things that require no brain power at all. If I don't finish the marking though, I'll probably still get virtually no sleep, and at some point tomorrow I'll have to get my brain back in gear to finish it... but marking essays on The Turn of the Screw is creepy as fuck when you're up on your own at this time of night.

OH THE DILEMMA.

cherrytree63 Mon 22-Jun-15 01:18:18

If you can stay alert enough to concentrate on the marking then stay up all night. When do you go back to work?

mummyrunnerbean Mon 22-Jun-15 01:23:41

I'm definitely alert enough - pre-DS the middle of the night was my prime working time, and by tomorrow afternoon I definitely definitely won't be alert at all assuming his oh-so-special sleep continues. I just wish my desk position didn't mean my back was to the door...

<wimp>

Not back to work for ages thankfully - doing the marking for a bit of extra money while on ML!

mummyrunnerbean Mon 22-Jun-15 01:23:44

I'm definitely alert enough - pre-DS the middle of the night was my prime working time, and by tomorrow afternoon I definitely definitely won't be alert at all assuming his oh-so-special sleep continues. I just wish my desk position didn't mean my back was to the door...

<wimp>

Not back to work for ages thankfully - doing the marking for a bit of extra money while on ML!

mummyrunnerbean Mon 22-Jun-15 01:24:20

I'm definitely alert enough - pre-DS the middle of the night was my prime working time, and by tomorrow afternoon I definitely definitely won't be alert at all assuming his oh-so-special sleep continues. I just wish my desk position didn't mean my back was to the door...

<wimp>

Not back to work for ages thankfully - doing the marking for a bit of extra money while on ML!

mummyrunnerbean Mon 22-Jun-15 01:24:59

Annnnd I have no idea why that posted three times. hmm

CrystalHaze Mon 22-Jun-15 01:31:50

I just wish my desk position didn't mean my back was to the door...

I hear that! I too find I'm very productive in the small hours, apart from the time I was working about something on serial killers and I was a nervous wreck!

LittleDunnock Mon 22-Jun-15 01:31:51

You have your son to look after tomorrow, so no matter what you feel right now about not sleeping, you have to get some shut-eye. I don't know how old he is but you might be able to get a nap in when he has one, you also talk about brain power but I assume by you saying you're doing marking that you are a teacher or similar, so don't you owe it to your students to give it 'your all' whilst you're marking their work? Why not get your head down & get even a couple of hours in rather than stay up all night. That way you'll at least be able to half function tomorrow! Or at the very least be able to actually mark something. A few hours of rest is better than none at all!!

mummyrunnerbean Mon 22-Jun-15 01:47:00

I would ordinarily agree with you Little, but at the moment he's barely going an hour at a time without waking up crying. He's nearly 1, and I think he's got a tooth cutting, though calpol doesn't seem to have made much difference sad.

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