I know you are probably thinking..."she's home all day, what's so bad about that?" Well, I have 2 times of the day that I do NOT look forward to....2am, give or take an hour & dinnertime.
Em has been getting up every night around the 2 o'clock hour and I can't, for the life of me, figure out why. Actually, I have two theories...nightmares or force of habit. I can't remember the last time I've slept through the night! She's slept through the night twice that I can recall in I don't know how long. The first night I was up with the stomach bug ALL night and the second night, Jenna woke me up when she had the stomach bug. :(
Now, I know you are wondering "why would she dislike dinnertime?" Well, let me tell you...Emily! ;) Emily eats from the second she gets downstairs in the morning till the second I put dinner on the table (slight exaggeration). I know, you're probably thinking, "well, duh...don't feed her so close to dinner!" I wish it were that easy. She goes from one snack to the next and is very persistent when it comes to wanting something. When we sit down to eat dinner she takes a couple of bites, drinks her milk and just starts having a tantrum. Every night when we sit down, I think to myself, "this is going to be a good night...we are going to make it through dinner without a fit" but I haven't been right yet! My sister reminded me that we went through this with Jenna too but I guess I blocked that out. I'm going to start regulating Em's snacking and see if I can at least make dinnertime more tolerable. 2am (give or take an hour) is another story....I have no idea how I am going to solve that. Although, Matt did say "Who do I have to pay for you to get a good night's sleep?" so I may have to figure that one out and take him up on that.