Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It was a tough night

With four coughing, sick kids it was really difficult to get any sleep last night. I gave all of the kids some medicine around 6:30 hoping it would help them stop coughing, so they could go to sleep around 7:30. Ari could not go to sleep! He was up and down until 10:00 when I let him stay up and sit with me on the sofa until 10:45. He finally went to sleep around 11:00. You know the fine print on medicine that says "may cause excitability in children?" Yeah, well that is no exaggeration. I felt bad for him. He was back up at 2:00, Roger got up to give him a drink, and some Tylenol because his mouth (probably his throat) was hurting. He was up and down again until 2:30 when Roger took him back to bed and laid down with him until about 3:30. Finally, he was sleeping. Miles was up at 11:15 and then again at 12:20, we gave him a drink and he went back to sleep. Everyone was up before 6:30 this morning. Yawn...
We are blessed with good sleepers, so it takes a toll when we don't get a good night of sleep in a few nights. Our kids are generally in bed by 8:00 and get up around 7:00. I just hope they feel better soon. They sound like barking seals!

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