Wednesday, August 09, 2006

New fun for mom and dad

Last night we experienced what I can only guess were night terrors. Lilli went to bed right at 9:00 P.M. and seemed to go down fine. She is starting to understand that when it is dark outside it is time to go to bed. The last four nights have gone very well at bedtime. So, I put her in bed and she rolled over and went to sleep. No problem! At 11:30 P.M. she began screaming. I ran back upstairs to see if she was really awake and I couldn't tell. She was thrashing around in the bed and SCREAMING! It took awhile but I got her calmed down enough to stop screaming but she just couldn't get comfy. She tossed and turned and whined for about 30 minutes. Finally, I thought we were done. HA, HA, HA! At 12:50 A.M. it all started again. This time with renewed force and strength. She let me pick her up, though, and I rocked her for awhile until she calmed back down. I felt bad for Todd because he had to get up and go to work and he needed to get some sleep (I should add, however, that he was still awake and trying to help). So I took Lilli downstairs and we kicked back in the recliner for awhile--until 2:50 A.M. The cycle repeated. When I felt that she couldn't give it anymore we went back upstairs to bed and she slept until 9:30 A.M. Needless to say I'm really looking forward to nap time today!

School started today. I would be on my planning period right now if I were there. I wonder how the day is going? I went in to school for a few hours yesterday and got my syllabus together for the kids. I also left lesson plans for the first red and black day. I'd like to stay semi-active so that when I go back in November it isn't such a shock: for everyone!

Well, nothing much else to report. We are playing with puzzles this morning and talking about animals and foods. It is raining outside so we can't get outside to play or get in the pool. Hopefully, the weather will clear out today and we can get outside.

1 comment:

Allison said...

Hi Lorie--I enjoyed following your journey to China and back. I am a teacher too and am taking off until November. I'm glad someone else feels a *little* left out with school starting and me not being there. Thanks for your honesty.