I was very restless last night for some reason and today I’m so tired because of it. I went to bed just before 11 pm and read The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet. It’s a brilliant book and I have to admit to staying up later than I want to because it’s completely unputdownable!!
Stop Reading & Sleep!
I forced myself to put it down just after midnight. I had to be up early to get the kids ready for school.
Two hours later, I was still wide awake. I heard Ella go to the toilet then she came in to give me a kiss and a cuddle.
After seeing her safely back to bed I tried to get some sleep.
I did start to feel a little sleepy but about 20 minutes later, Ella got out of bed again. She came to show me that her care bear glowed in the dark!
I gave her another kiss and cuddle and put her back to bed.
Now, this kind of nighttime activity is very unusual in our house. The kids are in bed by 8.30pm and we usually have to wake them at 7 to get up for school.
Up & Down Ella
After another 10 minutes or so, Ella was out of bed again, crying, saying that I upset her when I put her back to bed. I think she just wanted to be with me so we sat in the bathroom, so as not to disturb everyone else and had cuddles until she calmed down and was ready to go to sleep again.
By this time it was gone 3am and I was shattered. I finally fell asleep and 10 minutes later my alarm went off……ok, so it only felt like only 10 minutes later, in reality, 3 hours had passed!
I snoozed the alarm more times than I usually do then finally dragged myself out of bed at 7am.
Ella was her usual, sunny self this morning 🙂 although you wouldn’t know it by the photo she took of herself….
She really was a lot happier than she looked, honestly!
I was going to have a snooze this morning but I’ve got cleaning/ironing/gardening to do so I figure, if I get moving, I might wake up properly 🙂
Also, hopefully, I’ll be tired earlier tonight. I’ll be able to go to bed earlier then I can read for longer. I need to hurry up and finish The Pillars of the Earth, so Ant can finally watch the TV series! He’s been ‘patiently’ waiting for me to finish because I prefer to read the book before I watch the adaptation. I like to picture the characters in my mind before they become imprinted with the face of the actor who played him/her.
Now I really must get things done 🙂