OK... I give in... Small Child wins! She has beaten me into submission by contracting her first cold of the season and waking every night at least twice, but mostly five times! And now, possibly due to sleep deprivation, I am sharing her germs. I have a head like a frozen pineapple and cannot breath through my nose at all.
I picked her up from pre-school tonight as she and her cohorts were charging around the playground at breakneck speed... lack of sleep obviously not effecting her then! She proceeded to skip to the car, looking at me as if to say " Come on woman... where's your stamina?" I asked her where she got all her energy from to which she replied "I don't know Mummy but you can have some of mine". If only!
Other Half was away in The Big Smoke last night so I foolishly got Carried away (literally) by my SATC box set and a bottle of Chianti. Bed at midnight, up at 1.00 a.m. to attend to snotty Small Child demanding a drink and a wee and just in case I hadn't got it the first time.... she repeated this at 4.00!
The repeat episode miffed me even more as I'd given her some Medi-Sed at 1.00 thinking that an added bonus of this might be a guaranteed interruption free sleep - Hah! It would seem that not even an elephant dart would do the trick these days! The fact that I also spilt the bloody stuff all down my legs as I tried to poor it in the half light did nothing to improve my mood. That and the fact that Other Half (who was snoozing away soundly in an Easy Hotel - I kid you not - somewhere in central London) had left his alarm set to go off at stupid 'o'clock!
Seriously - you have no idea how much I needed my cappuccino from the coffee gods at Caffe Nero this morning! I am off for an early night, only stopping on the wooden hill to Bedfordshire to pray to the gods of Please Make My Child Sleep Through The Night!