Before I begin this post, please go read this and then come back.
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So, I've been trying to figure out a way out of this horrible sleep cycle I've gotten myself into. It must end. I've started by talking to Child 1 about it. Have to start somewhere, why not start there. At bedtime we've been discussing the issue of "what happens when you wake up in the night" and "how you should stay in your bed and not come into mine" and "Mama just might die of fatigue one of these days." Okay, not that last part. Anyway, tonight we were discussing it again and I was being very clear that you should stay in the bed that you fell asleep in until it's morning, and this is what he tells me:
"No. I go to sleep in my bed and then I wake up when it's still not morning yet and I come into your bed. That's how it works."
"Why?" I ask.
"Because that's just how it works," he says.
He's right, you know. That IS how it works. I couldn't do anything but agree with him. And I only have myself to blame for this being the way it works in this house. And, again, I have no idea how to make this better.
Gotta love how well he explained that, though, right? He was very clear, very concise, and, of course, very correct.