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Sleepless nights

This is just a short blog post: Sleepless nights and their toll on us.
As it stands, X is working fulltime, and I am managing life as a full-time stay-at-home daddy. It all goes well, except that little YY just somehow does not go to sleep for a full night.
We have had countless bits of advice and we have read countless “expert” articles on how to get our little rascal to actually let us have a good night’s sleep. But none of it seems to work.
He wakes up every night, in the middle of the night, without fail. Right now, I am typing this as a semi-zombie, as a man who grumpily gets up every time little YY wakes up crying, and I know – I just know – he won’t go back to sleep until we take him to our bed.
People have told us to stick to a ritual. To be stubborn. Don’t give in. Be strong and find our “inner German”, and find our “inner Luke”, and may the force be with us, and so on.
But how? How?
It’s not easy at all. We are both from easy-going backgrounds, and we’re not terribly disciplined people ourselves. We’re just people who want to get our good night’s sleep.
But the battle shall rage on. We’ll figure it out. I’ve seen some people say that it just all of a sudden changes one night and they figure out how to sleep, for real, on their own, and then it’s just peaches and cream after that.
Hopefully that’s what happens to us. Because otherwise, it can be hard work!

Keith MacKenzie

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