Friday, July 30, 2010

Schedule? What Schedule?

For a while, as in over a year now, Aiden has maintain the same schedule: get up around seven, nap around one and bed around seven thirty. Everyday, day in and day out, he would do this. I liked knowing what to expect because I knew when he'd be well rested and when he'd start to get tired and cranky.

Since we've been here, as I've mentioned before, all bets are off. At the very beginning there were a couple weeks of crazy, no napping, all tantrum days. Then things evened out (mostly) and despite waking up earlier and earlier, he'd still nap in the afternoon (if only for a half hour) and be in bed by eight.

The past week and a half have blown all of that away. He's been waking up at two, three, five, six o'clock EVERY MORNING! He hasn't done that since he was eight months old. We bring him straight back to his room each time but he keeps on coming back. We've listened to see if there's noise outside or upstairs, if his room's too hot, if he needs to go to the bathroom, but nothing seems to help.

The worst part is that he is then such a tired wreck all morning that he's fallen asleep by eleven o'clock and awake by one p.m.. The days here are so hot (as in 115, 120 degree heat index) that we can't go to the park. So we're inside. For hours.

Basically, I feel like I'm dodging curve balls. Hopefully Sean and I can catch up on some sleep this weekend and he straightens his self out, since I can't figure it out.


Beth said...

This too shall pass. And I have to say, there is nothing cuter than kids and their dogs! I am a new follower from MBC and would love for you to come visit me at :)

Vicki said...

It seems Bear is protecting him