"I'm a Bad Parent" kinda day.... (Frenzied Friday)
Last night we had a bachelor friend over who lives around the corner from us – the same one who came and cleaned off the van for me when Hubby was away a couple of weeks ago. He brought dessert (he always does), last night was Brownie Chocolate Ice Cream – YUM! Ground rules were set, Poppet was having none. Not even a little bite. Okay, okay, Papa made sure she had at least one or two, but it was frozen yogurt all the way for her!
The only sugar this child gets is from fruit. This she eats on a daily basis, and loves it. But when the real stuff comes out, she is like a bloodhound in sniffing it out. Within seconds of consumption last night, she was wired! REALLY WIRED! She finally crashed around 10 PM. Sigh. Peace and quiet. Hubby and I spent a little time together and at midnight headed to bed.
12:30 AM, Poppet awakes. This in itself is no big deal. This is the regular time she wakes up for the first time each night. But last night was a MAJOR flashback to 2 weeks ago! She did not sleep another wink until 8:15 this morning! I nursed and tried to coax her to settle down, but she was awake, there was no denying she had just had a lovely nap and was ready to meet the day! Papa finally took her for breakfast at 5AM and I got 2 hours of sleep before she was returned to me as he had to pack for his trip to Nova Scotia. At 8AM he was picked up for the airport, and by 8:15 we fell asleep for 3.25 glorious hours!
Bad parent advice number 1: Make sure to feed your child sugar right before bed to enjoy the all night adventure of your stay-up-all-night college days.