I had to be in Lansing this morning by 9, which meant condensing Otto's morning routine and getting myself ready before he even woke up. This is enough of a challenge in and of itself. It gets harder when the child in question is an INSOMNIAC.
Yeesh. He was up from 3-4:30 wanting to play. He wouldn't settle for me while in his room, so I took him to bed hoping that listening to his daddy sleep would help him feel snoozy. No such luck. At one point I caught him sitting up between us, looking at a book IN THE DARK. (This also, unfortunately, illustrates the current state of our bedroom, as he must've found the book under one of our pillows or something.)
Around 5 he finally sacked out. At 6:30 I started banging around getting ready, even running up and down the stairs to make his breakfast, put his stuff in the car, etc. He never moved. At 7:15 I picked him up, moved him to the changing table, got him changed and dressed, and then carried him downstairs and out to the car. He was pretty awake by the time we got to day care, but I warned Miss Carol that he might crash early for his nap.
We'll see what his mood is like when I pick him up. I don't know what's up with him lately. He's been up every night this week. Last night we tried some ibuprofen thinking maybe he's teething and waking up for that reason. Obviously, it didn't work. He's not scared when he wakes up, so I don't think it's night terrors. No, I think he just likes being awake at 3 a.m.
Too bad for him, we don't.
I'm learning about databases today. I'm sure I'll rant more about this later. In general, I'm frustrated that accessing state-provided databases requires mastering approximately 5 different search interfaces, each of which makes you log in with your drivers license number. When are we going to get our act together in this regard? I seriously suspect that programmers are designing these things in order to assure our job security, not make consumer access easier. It's pretty silly.