Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Letter to Liam

Dear Liam,

As much as I enjoy your company, it is now almost 9:30 pm. I know your whining is also keeping your big brother awake, so we would all appreciate it if you would just go to sleep. You have had a full day and were pretty cranky all around. You've played. Gone to the airport. Eaten a fair bit. Had a drink not long ago. Had a bath, clean jammies, and a story. You have a nice bed to sleep in, a soft blanket, some toys, and more soothers than any small person requires.

Please stop throwing the toys and soothers out of your bed in your pique. It's unseemly and has become annoying. If you wonder why I am not coming up there to put them back in again, think about the fact that I have entertained you by putting them back in about a half dozen times already. I've reached the end of it.

While we are talking about sleeping habits...why must you persist in getting up several times a night? You are almost 16 months old and your Daddy and I are exhausted. Sleep the night already, alright. You don't need the extra milk all night long either. I am tired of having to wean you off of it (we night weaned you 4 times while you were nursing and have done it once on the sippy and need to do it again). Daddy and I are TIRED. If it weren't for the fact that you share a room with your big brother, we wouldn't even entertain these shenanigans at all.

Your loving, but tired


Anonymous said...

hahahaha! Too funny and I can so relate!

Lisa said...

Awww, but what he lacks in sleep skills, he makes up for in cuteness!

Eric and Jennifer said...

Ah, Liam!!!! Megan says, "Sleep darn it, sleep!!!!" Hugs to you and Ray...