Somebody pinch me…


Somebody pinch me…am I dreaming?!

Am I going ‘slightly mad?’…

Nope. It really did happen.

The toddler (and the other two kids for that matter) slept for the ENTIRE night. Like, ALL NIGHT!

I woke at 6am feeling confused, amazed, ecstatic, shocked and, unusually for me, not full of bitterness and resentment towards everyone else in the house who’s been lucky enough to have a full nights sleep.

We did nothing differently. There is no logic there to why it happened, but it did. And I’m over the moon.

I positively skipped the children to school this morning, the birds were singing, the sun was (almost) shining and I wasn’t in a rage that I had to swerve the pushchair due to an oncoming bike down one of the alleyways and ended up driving it though a massive poo (hopefully not human this time…) – life feels so much better when you’ve had sleep.

I hasten to add that I’m not holding out much hope for tonight. I’m pretty certain that it was a conscious decision by my toddler to let me have a night off because he had decided that he’d pushed me far enough of late and that I was possibly on the brink of a nervous breakdown. He wants to toy with me but not destroy me…not just yet anyway.



  1. January 26, 2016 / 10:56 am

    Congratulations **said whilst bursting out the bubbles, popping the streamers & opening the door to the marching band!!*
    Life does feel so much better when you’ve had a good nights sleep. No one can prepare you for the hideousness which is sleep deprivation and how tired babies/toddlers/children can make you feel. Fingers crossed you’ve turned a corner and it’s sleepfull nights from here on in!


  2. January 26, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    Sleeping through the night. Huh? What is that?


  3. February 3, 2021 / 11:52 am

    Congratulations, this is a very informative article and really positive thank you for sharing it! 🙂

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