It's a miracle she's not wearing the pink tutu, in fact my lunch time Target shopping trip was successful, she traded in her dirty pink one for a fresh floral skirt with matching headband of course. She's been testing our wills this week, throwing a crying fit about not wanting to go to bed and then waking up several times a night and coming into our room claiming she's not tired.
After Monday's night disaster I thought it was high time we took back up a predinner running routine.
I signed both of us up for a local race, Cox Coyote Chase the 1k for her and the 10k for me. She's fast when she wants to be, very much like her mother. Competitive to the core.
The neighbor kids were out to, so obviously that called for a little driveway boot camp. Pushups, squats, jumping jacks, sit ups, and star jumps. Then a dance party to Aiden favorite song.
Bath time followed by homework and dinner.
Then we all wind down in the living room for about 30 minutes before bed. Still throwing a fit, still up several times in the night. Tuesday she was up at 2 and again at 4 - was sent back to her room well I went to check on her before I left to run around 4:30 and she was just lying there in bed wide awake! I don't know if Spring Break just threw her off or if she's just going through a phase of testing our limits, but the kid needs sleep. She told me she's fallen asleep at school too, the teacher never say's anything so I'm not sure if that's normal for her age or not.
Last night I tried putting on relaxing music app on her ipad for her to listen to, but the stupid thing didn't have a auto-timer and played until it died, when she came in at 2 am and poked me awake asking to turn it on I told her to get back to bed without it. She went and 10 minutes later when I went in she was sleeping.
If any of you pro mothers have suggestions, please let me know! I'd hate to have to give her away, she's pretty darn cute most days ;) I'm sure this is all my fault, energy must be hereditary.