Ack, I'm tired. I'm not sure if it's the lack of light, because I stopped taking my Rhodiola, or because I can't sleep because I have to play musical beds all night.
I start out by needing to sit with the oldest, Kenzie until she falls asleep. She has developed a fear of her bedroom over the last year and refuses to sleep alone. I've tried letting her cry it out at age 6 but she seems so genuinely fearful that I'm sitting with her and hoping this too will pass.
So anyway, after she falls asleep around 8 or 830 I continue with my night until 11 or so when I go to bed. I am usually woken by Kenzie between 130-230 am when she wakes up and finds herself alone, gets scared and calls for me. I go into her bed for a while until Zac wakes up somewhere between 3 and 4. He too refuses to sleep alone, stating he is scared of his bed. I crawl into bed with him until his brother wakes between 5 and 530 wanting to get up for the day. After some high stakes negotiations, Marcus is settled back into his bed and I try to go back to my own. Sometimes I make it and sometimes Kenzie wakes AGAIN and I have to go back in with her. This happens EVERY NIGHT.
Luckily I have learned to survive on very little sleep during basic training, back when the twins were infants and woke every two hours until they were 14 months old. I would like to have hope that this will pass but considering Mackenzie is sleeping worse now than than any other time in her life, I'm not optimistic.
I would usually try to insert something funny here, but my funny is tired today too, so just carry on, go about your business... nothing to see here....