Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Bank holiday antics!

So it was bank holiday weekend just past, it was far from a 'holiday'! I'm pretty sure my greys are growing in so much faster than normal!


Because of the endless antics my youngest got up to! Here are a FEW examples of what he got up to -

What's that white thing? Oh it's a wipe behind the glass...he managed to find a very small gap at the top and squeeze the wipe through! So the whole thing is gonna have to come apart in order to remove the offending wipe...what is it with children and wipes? If Roo sees a wipe packet lying around he makes a beeline for it and cleans the house with them ( think he doesn't rate my housekeeping skills?)

While he was quietly lying on the floor playing with his car I sneaked the opportunity to have a seat and drink my cuppa which was going cold after me abandoning it because he had gone upstairs of his own accord...I see a white thing flying past, just missing my cuppa...on closer inspection it turns out that while I thought he was playing quietly with his car he was in fact ripping the white chain off the bottom of my blinds and pulling these white plastic out and chucking it! He managed all this without moving the blind so I had no idea!! Let's say new blinds are now needed !

One morning I was getting dressed and Roo was happily wandering around like he always does until I realise a min later that it's too quiet...I walk to the boys bedroom and he isn't there, look in his room but he isn't there, stair gate is closed so where the heck can he be? I turn round and see movement in the bathroom...this is how I found him STANDING on top of the toilet cistern !!!! He has never done this before, I'm amazed he managed it and what you can't see in the picture is on the other hand he had his Daddy's razor (which is always hidden on the top shelf) and is shaving his face!!!!! OMG! He only had a small nick on his ear but how he didn't hurt himself I have no idea. Gave him a wee row and he just smiled his cheeky smile totally oblivious to the danger! But he is a genius at the same time as he obviously been watching his Daddy put the razor away and knew exactly where it was and even knew what it was for! So now the bathroom has to be locked at all times from the outside..sigh...more locks, this house is slowly turning into a fortress...

Then while I was talking (moaning) to my other children about the state of their bedroom Roo disappeared, I quickly checked and saw he was in my room, I took him out and brought him into his brothers room...while I was telling the boys what I wanted to do Roo took this opportunity to go into his room, climb onto his unit, lift the top of the bubble tube off and play with the water by sticking his whole arm down the tube! This all happened in less than 2mins as when I realised he wasn't in the room I called his name and he came to me looking rather wet! Confused I went to his room and at first I couldn't see anything but Roo came and patted the tube and it was then that I realised there was water dripping down the tube, unit was drenched, the plugs and sockets dripping, carpet soaked and I yelled 'nooooo' turned round to be greeted by a very happy and proud looking Roo!!!!! More cleaning or in this case drying and a full change of clothes for Roo I took him downstairs as it was nearly dinner time...fast forward bed time and hubby puts Roo to bed , switches the bubble tube on and lays on the floor and sees this!!! The missing TV remote!! Roo must have done this during his earlier antics and I hadn't noticed!!

At this point Daddy was rather stressed as was I ! This was only a small example of the many antics Roo got up to this weekend...he even broke the tempered glass on his iPad AGAIN by swinging it round, I've lost count of the number of times he has thrown stuff, food chucked about, pinching the poor dog, tormenting the cat, escaping out of the front/back doors, getting hold of sprays and spraying constantly till you are suffocating, generally being stubborn and having meltdowns need I go on anymore?!!

The house looked like a tornado had swept through it and with a husband who is slightly obsessed with cleaning it was just a complete nightmare with him having his own meltdown! 

He even decided that he didn't want to sleep most of the weekend and wanted Mummy to be in a zombie like state but yet he still manages to look so innocent and unaware of the choas he has caused this weekend alone...

This explains how he finds the energy to do all this on hardly any sleep! That's probably why I feel absolutely shattered today! 

Wednesday, 29 April 2015


You start screaming so I lift you to see what's wrong,
Nothing is obvious apart from your distress
I see you pulling your eyelashes
The tears running down your cheeks
I hold you close, whisper in your ear that it's ok
Your hands are covering your face
You scream on and on , 
Eventually your screams turn to sobs which turn into sniffles 
You keep your eyes covered refusing to look at me,
If I try to move your hands you start to get upset,
Eventually your breathing slows and becomes deeper, 
I know you are sleeping
I keep cuddling you close wishing I knew what was wrong
When you wake up from your sleep you aren't happy
You scream and cry in distress,
I try to hug you but you push me away
I put my hand on your back to comfort you but still you scream even more
You push me, kick me your way of telling me you can't bear to be touched
I sit beside you letting you know I'm near
It breaks my heart that I can't comfort you
That I can't just scoop you into my arms to comfort...
I try lifting you again but you go floppy and start screaming
You lay on the floor so I lay beside you
Singing quietly and gradually to get closer and closer till you can tolerate my touch
Only then do you snuggle in , put your head against my head and your hand rests on top of me
I don't move out of fear it will start you off again so I lay there savouring the moment of closeness
I watch as your eyes get heavy, your breathing gets calmer and slower..you are finally asleep.
I stay there till morning in order to get some sleep myself
I hate not knowing why some nights you scream and cry,
I hate that you cannot communicate with me what's wrong
It's obvious you are in pain sometimes but where & why we don't know
Thankfully those kind of nights aren't all the time
There are many nights where you simply do not want to sleep
Or you do but your body doesn't allow you to rest peacefully
So we often spend those early hrs together, me on the beanbag and you in bed
Sometimes we look outside the window at the stars in the sky
But most of all we just lay there together, me silently hoping you will fall back asleep 
And you creeping closer so you can lay your hand on my arm or face or sometimes you don't want touch but just the reassurance that I am there.
Sleep deprivation is torture but yet I still get up every morning and put on my smile and get on with the day no matter how exhausted I feel. 
I just wish I had an ounce of your energy as I honestly don't know how you can be so lively and bouncy on so little sleep! 
One day we will get to the bottom of your sleep disorder but meanwhile we will just treasure every moment of sleep even if it's only for an hour..it's better than nothing ...