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August 03, 2005

"Send sleep. In bucket loads."

Fabulous Babe is in California for "business" this week. I say "business" because I've become convinced that she's not actually working for the Monolithic Peoples Dairy Co-Operative. I think it's all a sham and instead she's living a double life, a la "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" or "True Lies".

None the less it's just Jack and I this week. The biggest cramp for me is that I have to drop him off and pick him up from daycare for several days in a row which means shaving off time at work. There's been some grumbling but nothing fierce yet.

Jack's schedule has been off from the trip and he's been having nightmares lately. He's woken up at 11, 12 and 1 tonight screaming bloody murder. I pick him up, hold him for a while, rub his head and talk to him and then he calms down and lays back down. Trying to let him cry it out and fall back to sleep hasn't worked, he just gets louder and more upset. He been fighting going down at the regular time, 7:30ish, but letting him stay up later hasn't helped. I'm not sure what the answer is.

So for the last couple of nights I've gotten to sleep around 1:30 or 2:00 a.m. The alarm then goes off at 6:00 for me to have Jack at daycare by 7:00. The bags under my eyes look like two handled shopping bags.

Jack's not looking around saying "Mom?" which makes things a bit easier. Mostly he plays with toys, tries to eat the laptop powercord that Fabulous Babe left in the living room before I spotted it and babbles and toddles along. His signs are improving and I think we're on the cusp of some additional words. We'll see.

The good thing about Fabulous Babe's trips is that I don't wake up freezing from someone stealing the covers. The bad is, to paraphrase a great Police song, the bed's too big without her. (Even if she hates snuggling.)

P.S. I'm up again with Jack and have no clue what time it is.

Posted by Jim at August 3, 2005 02:19 AM


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