Friday, October 3, 2008

It's always in the wee hours of the morning that I question Kent and my decision to ever have children. Are they even worth it?! Zeb woke up at three this morning- for good. He ran up and down the hallway- dumped out his basket of toys- and giggled every time he ran into our bedroom and saw Kent sleeping. Kent has a test on Monday and has a terrible fever and sore throat so I was the lucky parent to deal with our dilemma this time. I'd leave him in his crib to scream for a few hours- but I feel so guilty when I hear the neighbors upstairs wake up because of him (his bedroom is directly below theirs and they have a newborn baby). Luckily last night there were very few tears-it was just his asthmatic cough and spurts of laughter. I brought him to the front room to entertain himself while I attempted to zonk on the couch. Everytime I'd fall asleep he'd come, lay his head next to mine, tap my head with his little pointer finger, and then give me the cheesiest smile ever. It's hard to not smile and be so irritated all at the same time.
He happily welcomed my seminary students at six and sat with us throughout our scripture mastery/apostle trashcan basketball game. At 7:15 he zonked sitting up while watching some of his favorite music videos on youtube. I sent kent off to school and as soon as I decided to catch up on sleep at 8:15, he woke up ready to go. Needless to say, it has been a very very long day for us.
Sidenote: I should add that little Zeb is worth the tiredness and shenanigans-It's just really difficult to remember that in the middle of the night.

6 comments:

Nate and Jessica said...

I TOTALLY know those mornings. Oh how I know them. I do not think straight at those hours either and I feel like my life is coming to an end.

The Loyo Family said...

Wow. I bet you are so tired. Poor little guy, he looks so cute in the chair.

Cynthia and Steve said...

Good thing kids are so cute, because they are a lot of work! Steve has a sore throat too- no fun, and at one point last night everyone in the family was up at 1 AM. Fortunatly everyone immediately went back to bed. Hopefully Zeb slept better last night.

Susanna George said...

Sometime you wonder- and then you see that sweet smile that says "Mom, I love you." It's all worth it. Zeb just gets cuter and cuter, if this doesn't stop, I worry about the hearts he is going to brake.

boysmum2 said...

You never remember it at the time. At the time all you want to do is sell them to the best bidder. But unfotunately some kind sole had the nerve to make us rethink it all in the light of day and then we could never dream of getting rid of them.
Happy sleeping, when you can get it.

Kenna said...

are they even worth it? Hmm rough.