I hate the start of Daylight Savings.
Scratch that. I HAAAATE Daylight Savings.
I don’t care that the extra hour of sunlight will kill the plants or fade the curtains or wake the cows early and curdle the milk. I hate the fact that it will now take ANOTHER FUCKING HOUR for Boo to go to sleep. His internal clock is permanently set on ‘awake’.
‘Get your feet off the wall’
Now I am lamenting that I let him play outside for that extra freaking hour – yes Daylight Savings gives an extra HOUR to play in the freaking mud – and then couldn’t be bothered giving him a shower just a wipe down (cause he has to shower in the mornings due to nocturnal mictruition) and now I have foot prints on the walls.
‘Put it down’
As he pulls a book from under his bed.
‘Give me that car. It’s sleep time’
Where the hell did that come from? He didn’t have it in the bed. I know it wasn’t there cause I had to change the sheets before he went to bed cause he used them as toilet paper five minutes before.
‘Lay down properly. It is nearly 11.30.’
But in his little melatonin diminished brain it is only still early. So par-tay on.
‘Get your hand out of Pikachu’s eye and GO. TO. SLEEP’
Boo has a soft Pickachu bedhead that I made him. Over the years he has picked the stuffing out of the eyes. And eaten it.
Interesting when you are wiping his arse and stuffing comes out.
I am so tired. That bone tiredness that makes your brain all fuzzy and your mouth feel like the morning after a big night out. My body is aching to go to sleep and Boo is doing the Macarena.
‘Leave my feet alone’
He is now resting his head on my feet.
‘Lay down properly Boo or so help me….’
giggle ‘Help you what Mummy?’
‘Don’t worry. Just go to sleep! Please, Boo, please. Go. To. SLEEP.
He is manically giggling. Bouncing around the room. I have tomorrow off work as a rec day. Gunna waste my day that I was going to spend cleaning (oh the joys of a working mother, rec days are for deep cleaning) walking around like a zombie. Or worse still, with Boo home.
‘Get our foot out of Pikachu’s ear!’
Oh God, someone, get this kid to sleep!
He has stopped moving. He is still. Is he….. asleep? Or has he passed out from choking on some of the the Pokemon pupil? Do I dare check?
A faint snore.
Oh. He is asleep. And it is only midnight. Better hightail it outta here and jump into bed cause who knows what time he will start the all-singing-all-dancing one man show again.