Who Needs Sleep?

26 Nov

Not Benjamin, that’s for sure. This is his theme song, and the chorus is particularly apropos:

Who needs sleep?
well you’re never gonna get it
Who needs sleep?
tell me what’s that for
Who needs sleep?
be happy with what you’re getting
There’s a guy who’s been awake
since the Second World War

So yeah.. all that to say we are having sleep issues in our house.  Well, really in our house and at daycare, and anywhere else we are when Benjamin should be napping but is instead staring at us bug eyed or flailing around on his back like a turtle stuck on his shell.

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I used to think parents who talked about their kids waking up hourly were exaggerating.  Or, that they were doing something wrong … somehow causing the sleep problems to propagate.  And maybe in some cases that’s true, but in the case of “The Baby Who Doth Not Sleep” I can assure you that we haven’t done anything different than we did with his brother.

So hard times and tough love are heading towards our little munchkin.  The dreaded “sleep training” is upon us and we need to crack down on the constant wake ups in favor of the much needed skill set of “self soothing.”

It’s gonna be a bumpy rides.  Seat belts buckled.

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One Response to “Who Needs Sleep?”

  1. GiGi November 26, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    You got this,hang tough for the little guy, he needs help with this,and only you and Tim can help him figure it out.

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