Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Go the F*ck to Sleep

I posted about this a while ago, but the original video was taken down. It's back now, and just in time to provide the soundtrack to my own personal hell.

Bedtime in our house hasn't been shorter than 90 minutes in well over a week. Even after he's finally asleep, he gets up every few hours for potty trips, tissues, needing to be tucked back in, whatever he can think of. These are all things that he can easily do himself between the hours of 7AM to 8PM, but as soon as it's "bedtime" a switch flips and he's no longer so self-sufficient.

Go The F*k to Sleep reading by Samuel L. Jackson from Nick McCoy on Vimeo.

I'm losing my mind. The night wakings are killing me slowly and the 4AM up-for-the-day deal just isn't right. Every time I'm awakened to the sound of his bedroom door opening, all I can think is "You've got to be fucking kidding me!" Mom fail, indeed. I don't like feeling snappy toward my kid. I don't want to be "that mom," who turns into an evil monster and yells at her kid to get back in bed. I just want a few hours of uninterrupted sleep. Is that too much to ask, 3.25 years in?



  1. We've started experiencing the most ridiculous stall-tactics ever recently, with our 3 year old at his bedtime.  Even after he's eaten, drank, read a book, brushed his teeth, had one of us lay next to his bed, the closet light is on, the baby gate is up (hey - he can't get out of his room that way!)...he still finds something to get out of bed for.  We startedSleep rules" - those have helped a bit..

  2. I'm so glad that time of fighting kids over bedtime is very far behind us.  I was never a real big fan of strict schedules and I don't know if it has much to do with it.  He must be getting a few hours of sleep in somewhere.  Why and when does he sleep?  Maybe it's time to take him running with you.

  3. So glad you posted this - I hadn't seen it :)



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