Friday, December 30, 2011

Another Sleepless Night

Thursday, December 29, 2011
Somehow, children know when you have an agenda.  And then their inner radar kicks in somewhoe they aquire the ability to stay awake ALL NIGHT LONG to foil those plans.

Kelly had called me while we were in Austin to set up a running date.  We were to meet at my house at 7 am for a 3 to 4 mile run.  So I go to bed early.

Then the little one wakes up.  At 3 am.  I was going to take her back to her bed and snuggle with her until she fell back asleep.  But she didn't.  And she didn't.  And I'm getting irritated.  Finally around 4, I say goodnight and go back to bed.  But I can't sleep.  So I'm playing my Words With Friends game.  And my friend Terrie played back.  So I ask her, "What are you doing up?"  She replies, "My WWF went off!"  Oops!  My bad.  So then she told me about this ghostfinder app that she found that shows you were nearby ghosts are.  So I downloaded it, and I found out there was a ghost in my room that was saying things like, "William.  Dad.  Actually.  On."  What all this means I don't know, but I must not have taken it too seriously because I fell asleep. 

When I woke up, I found the little one where her father had left her - on the couch watching TV.  She had never even gone back to sleep when I left her, she had just gone to daddy's side.  Now I'm fuming.  So I take her back to her room and sit there with her until she actually falls asleep.  Which is when Kellly shows up.  Good timing!  So we snuck out after I opened my oldest's bedroom door...just in case.

The run was not so great.  I was tired, but the company was good and so was the conversation.  I am really glad that we were out, because I was so frustrated with the non-sleeping child that it would have made for a very cranky me.  I haven't been able to download the run yet, but I think we were very slow.  Like closer to a 16 or more minute mile.  We'll just chalk it up to a good, slow training run and be glad that we were out.  Even though we were slow, it seemed to go by pretty quickly.

After a much needed nap, Zumba was on the agenda for the evening.  I'm missed all the classes for at least three weeks, so I was determined to get to it.  It was fun as always, and the music was a little different.  Some old classics and some new and unfortunately there was that damn Ricky Martin song.  At one point, I looked over at Tiffany, and I just started cracking up at the moves to "La Vida Loca"  I was laughing so hard and bending over.  My friend Tammy thought I was going to throw up.  So, to sum up-an hour long workout and lots and lots of fun!

Last night, she slept like an angel...all night long.  Because I didn't have early morning running plans, I'm sure!

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