At 1.30 this morning I made a promise to Boo that if she went to sleep in the next half an hour I would buy her a pretty pair of shoes. We won’t be shoe shopping today or even this week!
Boo decided at 10pm that it was time she got up for a late night play session – because of course that has always featured in her routine! We tried everything to coax her back to her dreamy state but she was having none of it.
An hour later I brought her downstairs as it was no use staying upstairs in a dark room with her shouting ‘What’s this?’.
By midnight I knew I was in for the long haul – Boo was in full hyper mode complete with shrieking, giggling and jumping. Daddy needed to head to bed ready for work in the morning so I gathered the spare duvet, the tent blanket and the snuggle blanket and made a midnight den/ princess bed. My plan was that after a little longer of hyper playing Boo would surely get so tired that she’d fall asleep and then I’d carry her up to her cot. Boy was I wrong.
My lullaby for the early hours of the morning was the incessant quacking coming form Boo’s prized possession at the moment her M&S Duck Sound Book – it promises at least 500 ‘opportunities to play the sound’ although after last night I’m sure I’ll be required to replace it very soon. Quack Quack Quack Quack!
I last looked at the clock at around 2.30 and the next thing I knew Daddy was bringing me a cup of tea announcing that it was indeed morning time. I can vouch for the fact that sleeping on the floor is not good for my back AT ALL!
While nursing a headache that feels suspiciously like a hangover – so not fair. I’m worried that I’ve somehow taken a million steps back by allowing Boo to come downstairs last night – I knew there was no way she was going to settle back down but maybe midnight madness in the living room wasn’t the best idea, all I know is that it can’t happen again anytime soon.
Boo is rocking the hyper mode look this morning while I look like a zombie on a bad day. Thank goodness for jumbo sized sunglasses and tinted moisturizer for when I need to pop out later!