A tiny glowing children’s carousel is all I can see – other than my illuminated smart phone.
It is now 9.30pm. Two and a half hours past our Little One’s bed time. Usually a good sleeper, her current reluctance to go to sleep these last couple of days, is trying.
This photo was actually taken from within her cot (I am amazed that I fit). I have tried everything else so why not get into the cot with her. She starts to settle as I start to write.
I believe I am a good mum. However the lack of sleep can change how I feel about my parenting abilities. I am like every other Mother and get cranky, angry and impatient when over tired. Again I am not a Super Woman.
In blogosphere it is easy to describe a perfect utopia world of finished projects, healthy home made snacks, inspiring veggie gardens and gorgeous upcycled furniture. I just feel it is important to occasionally balance such posts with what doesn’t work and or the challenges I face.
Honesty can be a wonderful gift to others who are overwhelmed, discouraged and tired.
It is now just past 10pm and she has started to snore. I will stay beside her for a little while longer, just to be certain and to savour the silence.