2 am to 3 am

2:00 am

Rose: MOMMY! OPEN THE DOOR! MOMMY! OPEN THE DOOR!

Rose knows how to open her own door and in fact frequently does so to join me in bed for reasons I don’t understand.

I went to open the door… which was already open. Rose was lying there seemingly sound asleep. I left. I got back in bed and…

Rose: MOMMY! OPEN THE DOOR! MOMMY! OPEN THE DOOR!

I poked my head in again and she seemed asleep. I went back to bed.

Rose: MOMMY! COME BACK! MOMMY! COME BACK!

Again, she seemed asleep. I went back to bed.

Rose: MOMMY! I NEED YOU! MOMMY! COME BACK!

This time her eyes were actually open. I brought her back to bed with me to stop her from waking up Lily, who shares a room with her now. Lily never stirs during this nonsense, but it’s still not fair for her to have to put up with so much noise in the middle of the night. It’s not fair to any of us.

I put her in my bed and put her pillow between my husband and me.

Rose: NO! I want it here!

She moved her pillow on top of my $70 neck pillow. Um, no. I kicked my husband out of bed (there’s another full-sized bed in the other room) and reclaimed my $70 neck pillow. Sorry kid. I have that pillow for a reason! I tried to put a blanket on her!

Rose: NO! LEAVE IT! NO!

I lay down next to her looking at her.

Me: Do you want to snuggle?

Rose: NO!

A few minutes later, Rose has her eyes closed.

Rose: NO MOMMY! KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN!

I tell her I’m going to sleep.

Rose: DON’T CLOSE YOUR EYES!

Every time my eyes are open, her eyes are closed.

Rose starts screaming something indistinguishable that turns out to be “I want to snuggle.”

But she didn’t really want to snuggle because she kept pushing me away and yelling about it.

Every single thing I did was unacceptable to her.

Finally, after an hour of nonsense and nowhere else to put the child, she yells “I want the other bed!”

Me: What other bed?

Rose: I want the crib!

So I dropped her in the crib and didn’t hear from her again until morning.

What was that all about?! Her eyes were closed for most of it so I think she might have been half asleep? Either way, let’s not do that again!

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