Saturday, November 08, 2008

Lovely day

We've had a lovely day so far. Athena had a soccer game in the morning and had a lot of fun, everyone on her team scored a goal. She was pretty tired during the game as she has been having trouble sleeping lately. She goes to sleep easily most nights but is awakened with dreams and can't fall back to sleep. Last night she was up from 2 to 3 or possibly later (that is when Chris dozed off). It is hard because I want to attend to her at night and make sure she feels safe, BUT I feel like once she starts talking to us, she stays up where as if I ignore her more, like the nights when I'm so dog tired that I mumble in my sleep and tuck her in really fast, she falls back to sleep easier. Or maybe she doesn't but I'm so tired that I do and don't notice her tossing and turning. I ordered her some herbs for kids valerian, thinking maybe those could be her magic drops for when she wakes up in the night. I hope it works. She isn't a wreck the next day usually, but it does catch up with her eventually. Plus, she has been having major meltdowns every other day or so which usually occur when she is tired in the late afternoons or early evenings. Last night she was hitting and kicking Chris and just going crazy simply because he wanted to dry off her feet when she got out of the bath so that she didn't slip on the tile. She's really quick to tears lately, a lot of this stems from our moving it seems, often after a tantrum she'll tell me it was because she misses our old house or something along those lines, even though what triggered the tantrum seemed like something totally different. It is hard to say, she is only 4 after all. Today she was helping teach Rowan how to say "I love you", he was saying "I lah oo".
Too cute.


erika_deanne said...

I dont know if melatonin is an option for you, but I got william some chewable, and we have been having great success from it....

veganmomma said...

Thanks for the tip, I'm so glad it is working for you. I may look into it if things get worse.