Sunday, August 1, 2010

A word of caution

If your baby is going through a “phase” wherein he/she refuses to sleep, like, ever, under no circumstances should one parent (lets call him/her the “abandoner”) leave the other parent (the “abandonee”) alone with said child for two days and two nights. Especially weekend nights where the return of the other parent coincides with the start of the work week, so its not really something to look forward to.

Should this happen, the abandoner should be prepared to find on his return that the abandonee has dropped the baby off at her parents and checked herself into a mental institution, driven insane by the baby’s refusal to sleep and subsequent overtired wailing. The abandoner would then be a single parent and one weekend away is not worth it.

Just so you know.

P.S.  I am, of course, kidding (about the abandonment part).  I would never have wanted Thomas to miss this weekend (which has been planned since April).  And, lest we forget, I will be abandoning him come November, whether she is sleeping well at the time or not.  BUT, I will say, before Meg finally fell asleep tonight after crying for TWO HOURS STRAIGHT (with me laying beside her), I was this close to googling "how to check yourself into a mental institution."


  1. It's so funny that you posted this, Jessica, because we're going through the same thing! Blaise's sleep is ridiculously out of control right now (he's 18.5 months) - he was sleeping through (finally) and now he's not again, and we're tearing our hair out.

    AND my husband is going to be out of town on business for TEN nights this month - two five-night trips - and I'm going to be tackling the sleep stuff solo. Got a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach just thinking about it. Yikes!

    Sympathy for you!

  2. Oh dear! I am so sorry! Sleep issues are never fun and doing it alone is even worse! Hope it gets better soon! For all of you!