Wednesday, September 03, 2008

How Many times Do I Have to Tell my Kids to "Go To Bed!"


Parenting community:  How many times do I have to tell my children to either Go To Bed or Go BACK To Bed?  Or is this the life I have now only to embrace?

That was me last night to both of my boys after they combined to wake up 5 times - and stay up for a total of 4 1/2 hours - resulting in me getting a whopping 3 hours sleep.

Yet, probably stupidly, here I am still awake at 11pm blogging about it.


Well, for one thing I am looking for a title for this post but my brain conked out at 10pm, so I have nothing to type in that top subject box. 

I even was so desperate that I Googled options for clever titles which will attract readers and get more traffic, however, the most popular suggestions are not so closely tied to this post or anything else in my life;

"Hot Sex Inside"
"Free Porn Movies"
"Hot Girls For You"
"Learn to be Hard and Thick"

well, maybe this one...

"Go All Night Long"

If by "go" they mean "Say awake with your kids all night long", then I'm good with that title.

But if I use those titles, all the perverts arrive and I can see what they were searching for to get here... UGH.  Then the comments.  double UGH.

But the real reason I am still wide awake at 11pm is because I had a ball hockey game tonight and after the games I need a couple of hours to settle down before I can sleep.  (I wonder if I can still say that when my kids are older and I'm still exhausted all day).  My team was short-handed and it was really hot in the arena which means I need to play a lot to eat up minutes, and hopefully help out with the offense (without sacrificing anything on the defensive side).  That means up and down the floor each shift, fast and without hesitation.

Well, I made it through almost all of the game without incident - taking a screaming hard slapshot right off my upper thigh a few inches away from ending my hopes of having more children.  It must have hit a nerve because the second it hit me my toes went numb for a minute.  It's going to be quite a bruise!

After the game, I got changed, came home and thought a good way to unwind might be to take a nice long run - bad idea!  30 minutes into the run, the spot where I blocked that shot began to tighten up.   I made it home - soaking wet from the heat and having to walk/run for 10 minutes to get back.  I showered, then came to kitchen to type this blog post, half-asleep, now unable to move. :)

At least I'm still on vacation!

I can look forward to being achy tomorrow while I accomplish my daily routine which includes; some household errands, washing windows, cleaning up the cars, and possibly painting 2 rooms in the house. 

Can't wait.  Errr, Ready to Take It Deep All Night Long.

Nite all.

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