Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hotter than two rats in a wool sock!

It was 101 when we left for swim lessons yesterday at 3.
So Bear has slept on my floor for the past few nights and naps. It is cooler down there. Last night Bug went to sleep at her usual time but woke up at 11 for a few hours of crying, laughing and silliness.
I tried to let her cry it out, but she got to the point where she was in hysterics and could not calm herself down. So I went in and tried to rock her back to sleep but our two hot sticky bodies were not making it easy. I got her calmed down and put her back in bed just to have her start screaming again. So I brought her out and laid her next to her brother on the ground. I shushed her back to sleep for 10 minutes and then crawled back to bed. She woke up and came to me. She crawled in bed with me and just got in a silly mood. She would slap my face and then laugh harder than I have ever heard her laugh before. Then she got into her dramatic phase.
"Lay down"
She would very reluctently lower her face and body down into the pillow and start whimpering.
"Hey, look at me."
She would lift her face up with the biggest smile and start laughing her head off.
We did this a few more times. I finally pretended to be alseep. She then took her finger and traced it on my face. Then she started picking my nose and lifting my eye lids. So I turned my back to her. She then crawled over my head so that her face was right in mine. By then it was 1:30 and I told her she could play in her bed. So I took her back to her bed and put her down. She cried and screamed off and on for another 30 minutes and finally fell asleep. But then she woke up at 6, I nursed her and put her right back in bed. She cried for a few minutes but went back to sleep and next thing I knew it was 8:15, Bear was in with her singing "Rise and shine and give God the gory gory" to Bug.
He slept through all of last nights drama. Lucky kid.
Bear did so well in swim lessons yesterday. He put his head under, but his favorite thing is doing rocket ships off the side of the pool. He ran around all day yesterday being a rocket ship.
I for one am ready for some good old Washington drizzle. If I wanted this heat I would go live on the East Coast.

1 comment:

MamaGeph said...

Oh, what a long night. All those baby antics are hilarious if it isn't happening in the middle of the night.

I'm so glad that toady is a little cooler. Another day like yesterday, and I was just going to expire.