April 20, 2012

TILTW: 4.14-4.20

* It's been a busy week at work. And while the work days have flown by, it's been a long week somehow. I'm just feeling... tired. And older somehow.

* I made an executive decision and moved Lovie's bedtime back up to 7PM instead of the 7:20 it had been the past couple months. She's been a bear getting to sleep lately and I'm confident it's because she's 2 (duh) and because she's overtired. She stalls so much at bedtime, we fall for it, and then by the time she finally settles in to actually go to SLEEP, it's 8:30... at the earliest. Couple that with having to get her up at 5:30 and that's just not enough sleep for *my* 2 year old. So the past several days, I've gotten out of her bedroom by 7:30PM- at the latest (after going in there at 7 instead of 7:20)- and she's been settled down by 8. It may only be a half hour difference but it's definitely giving her more "patience" during the day.

* I'm finding myself growing less and less tolerant with people's lack of being open to other people's opinions lately. Like, I get you have a strong opinion on something, but guess what? Opinions are like assholes and everyone's got one. Just because you got one doesn't mean it's right and doesn't mean you can't be respectful to other opinions. Get the fuck over yourself already.

* Growing up, I always had friends who were older than me. Not sure if that's because I was the baby in the family and got along better with more "mature" folk or what, but I was generally one of the youngest people in my "circle." I'm not sure what the dealio is lately, and why I haven't noticed this before, but the past 10 years or so, I've become one of the oldest in my "circle." Hell I'm even older than my husband. Not sure what or why it is exactly but this just hit me. This week. Yesterday as a matter of fact. And guess what else? I see a significant difference between me and those just 10 years younger than me. WHEN DID I GET SO OLD-LIKE? I'm not even (yet) 40, for crying out loud so why am I feeling so ... different? so ... old?!


  1. It is SO hard to move backwards on bedtime but sometimes it's just gotta be done. I totally feel for you, as I am sitting here myself right now rocking a bassinet trying to get my baby used to the idea of an early bedtime. Signed, the lady who has not had a good night's sleep in five months. : (


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