March 11 08

be careful what you say.

because if you say, on your way home from YYZ, from your glorious week trip away in paradise, “my gosh, i am so bummed that Isabella’s sleeping right now. I wish she were awake so i could squeeze that little froggie*”

(*Isabella has decided she is a frog. even down to wanting to wear her ONE green shirt every. single. day. who allows these children to use their imaginations anyway?)

karma steps in.

and you will get your wish. because since coming home on sunday night, Isabella has been awake. for two days straight.

“neener, neener…i’m never going to bed…”

and she’s playing this lovely little game of screaming bloody murder for several hours straight, Regan MacNeil style…

until she barfs. and then falls asleep. and then an hour later, we get to lather, rinse, repeat.

how can a child this freakin’ cute be such a demon at night??

but…please don’t feel bad for me.

because three days ago i was here.

and it was definitely worth it.

(come back tomorrow where i will tell you that even though St. Lucia is the most beautiful place i’ve ever been, and i had the best vacation ever, and i gained three pounds eating and drinking my way through the resort, i will NOT be recommending the Sandals Regency La Toc to my friends or readers.

a…cha…got your interest piqued now, don’t i??

for now, though, coffee. i need coffee.)

  1. That is BRUTAL! You know I’m up all night — so I feel for you. But, mine’s 5 months…! That is BRUTAL!

    Haley-O’s last blog post..What Do You Do?

    Comment by Haley-O on March 11, 2008
  2. Oh, Lan and I can relate.
    Between 2:30 and 5, I think we walked Kay back to her room 21 times. I am getting some good exercise in my sleep. Somewhere around that time we let Jade scream for a good 1/2 hour until we gave up and brought her to our bed at 5. Up at 6. Patients beware!

    Comment by Dr. J on March 11, 2008
  3. well never one to rub it in stinkerbell has been going to bed on her own lately (like the past month) or going to sleep when i tell her to.

    Comment by LAVENDULA on March 11, 2008
  4. ohhhh, does not sound fun at all!!! ick… poor family all the way around.

    hmmm, yes, my interest is very heightened!

    Holly’s last blog post..Toss It Up Tuesday (6)

    Comment by Holly on March 11, 2008
  5. She’s just trying to make sure you never go away without her again.

    Is it working?

    mamatulip’s last blog post..Shackwack Weekend

    Comment by mamatulip on March 11, 2008
  6. Carter’s going through a phase where he will not go to bed at night. I keep wondering why the hell my kid is nearly three and still CIO most nights.

    I feel your pain Ali, I really do. Though, there’s no barfing here – yet.

    sam’s last blog post..And Then I Ate Another Donut

    Comment by sam on March 11, 2008
  7. I actually just wrote about telling my daughter the stories about when she was younger and would refuse to sleep and subsequently cry herself into vomiting last week.

    Not fun times. Hopefully it gets better soon.

    SciFi Dad’s last blog post..TDS: An Office Visit

    Comment by SciFi Dad on March 11, 2008
  8. Poor you!

    Though I have to say that she is AWFULLY cute, and I love her name on her wall!

    Comment by Angella on March 11, 2008
  9. My interest is totally piqued!

    And that picture? Cracks me up!

    Don Mills Diva’s last blog post..Tell me sweet little lies

    Comment by Don Mills Diva on March 11, 2008
  10. Is it ok to hate you? Just a little? I mean you so deserve this. Taking a gorgeous vacation and actually having a good time?? Its karma.

    Oh and yes, please tell about the resort. I’ve been considering Sandals resorts and I’ll be sad if its really that bad.

    Miss’s last blog post..7 Years Ago

    Comment by Miss on March 11, 2008
  11. I want to be sitting on a beach right now, drinking a steaming cup of coffee.

    (Looks around. Sees beige cube walls and a cup of highly disappointing tea.)

    I’m going to post this comment and go stare at that picture again.

    Moose’s last blog post..Notes from CubeVille

    Comment by Moose on March 11, 2008
  12. Fuck. I’ve so been there. I wish I could appear at your place of work with a humungous cup of coffee. But that would be sort of weird, and a massive drive.

    Comment by Chantal on March 11, 2008
  13. Oh no! We went to that Sandals and also the Sandals Montego Bay for our honeymoon and loved them both!

    Comment by Katie on March 11, 2008
  14. About 4 years ago we took a Windjammer cruise which launced from Grenada – we saw St. Lucia from a distance – all of those islands are gorgeous! Did you take any day trips, Mustique, Bequia, etc? Windjammer was SO FUN, I highly recommend it!

    Cristan’s last blog post..So old and decrepit

    Comment by Cristan on March 11, 2008
  15. We’ve been sitting on a chair in Sierra’s room and telling her to “close your eyes and go to sleep” just to avoid the whole crying ’til she pukes thing. We’re down to sitting for 5 min.

    Visit me @

    Mom On The Run’s last blog post..About Mom On The Run:

    Comment by Mom On The Run on March 11, 2008
  16. uh-oh…can’t wait to hear about the resort!

    I feel for you and your sleepless nights! I didn’t have awake and screaming but my daughter who’s 8 (not trying to scare you..but..) keeps going through spurts where she wakes up several, times a night from bad dreams. She always goes back to sleep fairly quickly but I’m not sure which is worse..up for long periods of time or interrupted sleep…all night…OY!!! Ok, I think you win!

    Judy’s last blog post..THIS IS SNOW FUN!

    Comment by Judy on March 11, 2008
  17. SO jealous of your vacation…

    I am right there with you on the kid that just won’t sleep issue…DAMN YOU CHILD FOR BEING SO CUTE!

    Where did you get the letters in Isabella’s room?

    Colleen’s last blog post..Wordless 6

    Comment by Colleen on March 12, 2008
  18. She IS real, realy cute though.
    Monstah or not.


    the new girl’s last blog post..Ow Ow Ow Ow

    Comment by the new girl on March 12, 2008
  19. […] sign out of chip board. I was pretty proud of my bad self. Since then, I have seen what Ali has for Isabella, and have seen the work of Chelsea in her etsy shop. Should I get a bigger set of letters […]

    Pingback by Dutch Blitz » Extreme Makeover: Emily’s Room on March 16, 2008
  20. […] because, apparently, humpty dumpty lives in there. Remember when we came back from St. Lucia and she wouldn’t sleep? and i was convinced she was punishing me? Well, it turns out that i’m a way worse mother […]

    Pingback by Cheaper Than Therapy » Blog Archive » of b-rate nursery rhyme proportions on March 25, 2008

Allowed tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>