Lili woke up 5 times between 1am and 8am this morning. When she wakes up she SCREAMS and there is pretty much nothing you can do to calm her down. I don't know what her problems is but it's unbelievable fustrating. I'm pretty calm, relaxed and can hold it together pretty well when it comes to my kids but she really REALLY tries my patience in the middle of the night. I think she just does't like the fact she's woken up and gets so worked up she can't fall back to sleep. When she actually wakes up for the day it's a whole different story, she's the sweetest thing ever and I wonder it the previous 7 hours actually happened.
Due to my lack of sleep I fell asleep on the couch this morning (Aarahi was at work). I remember waking up periodically to see what the kids were up to (really to just make sure they were both still there). They were quiet enough and I would fall back to sleep. When I finally did wake up about 90mins later I looked around my lounge and dining room to access the damage. Cereal all over the ground, 8 apples with bites taken out of them, I'm sure just about every toy they own was strewn across the floor along with the clean washing that needed to be folded. But you know what? That was like the best nap I have had in a LONG time. No amount of mess was going to get me down! I was just felt blessed that they were happy and played/destroyed quietly enough that I was able to get the rest I so desperately needed.
I made the kids some play dough today. Auron loves it, he literally spends hours a day creating things. You can get the recipe HERE