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Rabbit on Speed

For about 3 days straight now, LB has crawled into my bed at 5 am. I’m wondering if it has something to do with needing to go potty, or if its just post-traumatic stress disorder from her dad crawling into her bedroom while she was sleeping over at Grandma’s Saturday night. Maybe its a combination of both.

When LB crashes Mama’s slumber party, she brings her whole gang: Ariel, Stitch, Polar bear, Carebear, her blanket….the whole pre-school posse. This morning ritual of Ariel’sred, synthetic doll-hair itching the crap out of my nose has one benefit: I no longer sleep through my alarm. In fact, I’ve been up and out the door on time every morning this week! When my alarm does go off, LB stands straight up in my bed and says “What’s dat Mama? Tun it off!”

Yeah, there’s no going back to sleep after that.

I went to court this morning but was informed there was no court in session today. Since I am so high tech, and have figured out that you can check the dockets for every county court on the Colorado State Judicial website. This way I can save myself the trip (wow 2 whole blocks!) to physically check the dockets. Sadly, I haven’t had much success in witnessing an actual couple in court, but this week has been so crazy I’m not going to stress about it.

"If you're gonna spew, spew into this."

Tomorrow is a huge conference (for our puny town) put on by the school district, so I have resembled a rabbit on speed all day long. I also have been asked to speak at the Women’s Resource Center this Friday, which will be my first public speaking engagement EVER. Did I mention I got a “C” in Speech class? Did I mention I haven’t been in front of an audience since I was 17 as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz?

Deep breath. And Don’t spew.

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10 thoughts on “Rabbit on Speed”

  1. Shiloh was in my bed at 2am this morning. I don’t sleep well when she’s in my bed. It’s so true about sleeping through the alarm,though. Shiloh forced me to get up today.

    Good luck with your speech.

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  2. See everything has an upside – you get to at least have calmer mornings 😉 I am not a huge fan of the kids in my bed either though and its Kiaras new favourite thing! We actually think she wets the bed JUST so che can come sleep with me!!!!

    CONGRATS on being asked to speak – thats totallt awesome! You will ROCK!!

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  3. I swear-and this isn’t the first time I have thought it-that LB and Owen are connected in some really odd way. He has been coming to bed with me with his own blankets and pillow, and when my alarm goes off he says, “Get up!” Ugh. Good luck-there is no doubt in my mind you are going to do great speaking. Not one. Breathe…..and sometimes it actuallyhelps to spew, just do it before.

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  4. Hey, rockstar, you’re going to do great. Good luck with the conference today and tomorrow, if you feel like you’re going to spew, just make a joke of it during your speech or something. People will think you are funny and self-deprecating. Trust me– always go with pure honesty and they’ll be eating out of your hand.

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  5. Will has been crawling into my bed as soon as the sun peaks it’s little head over the horizon, since he hasn’t had to have me pick him up from his crib at the same hour. I really enjoy it now, if he can’t fall back to sleep he pulls up a stool and turns on cartoons then climbs back into bed to cuddle.

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