Last night, Sally decided not to sleep.  Between 8PM and 7AM, she was up for over 4 hours.  Since I was feeling less than stellar, Stephen took care of her for over 3 hours.  I took one shift that was a little less than an hour.  We aren’t sure if she’s sick.  She doesn’t have a fever, she doesn’t seem to be pulling on her ears and I think it’s just a cold.

Nick slept well, but despite a good night’s sleep, both kids were in total meltdown mode by 8AM.  Really, by just after 8AM, I already wanted a do-over for today.

Stephen managed to get them to church so Nick wouldn’t miss pajama day.  We let Sally wear her pajamas, too.  At least we didn’t have to get them dressed.

Stephen had to stay at church, so I picked up the kids around 11AM.  Things were reasonable during lunch.  Nap time was more or less nonexistent for both kids.  Nick didn’t sleep and Sally slept on the living room chair for about 15 minutes.

We had plans to go bowling with friends from 3PM to 5PM.  We didn’t want to cancel, but didn’t know what to expect from the kids at this point either.

For the most part, Nick took his turn bowling with the other kids and Sally took a turn every once in a while.  She was clingy and mostly wanted to go for walks.  Except for some excessive neediness, we had a good time bowling.  But then, we tried to leave.

Both kids went into total meltdown mode.  Nick had to be carried out to the car kicking and screaming.  Sally also had to be carried out screaming.  Nick knows how to unbuckle his seatbelt, so it was quite challenging to get him in his seat.

Both of the kids screamed most of the way home.  Nick sits behind me and kept kicking the seat.  It was a terrible ride home.

To top it off, I have a weak voice today and I’m not up to par.  It’s hard to separate exhaustion from being sick.  I know that I am quite hopeful for a good night’s sleep.

 Posted by at 7:13 PM