As a teacher, I was SO excited about Thanksgiving break! We were flying to Mr. Piñata’s parents’ house Monday night and staying until Saturday morning. I was thrilled to think of all this time without having to “work!” Of course I know that having a toddler around means a lot of activity, but I was hoping to actually get some relaxing and reading done after he went to bed at night (between 6 and 7pm) and during his 3-hr daytime naps.
But, no such luck.
Unfortunately, not only did our flight get in late and leave Little Piñata up way past his bedtime, he also got his worst cold yet! I think the germs must have settled in sometime between leaving our house and arriving at Mr. P’s parents’ house because that night Little Piñata refused to sleep in the Pack N Play. This is uncharacteristic of him as he usually goes right to sleep when we lay him down. So, he ended up sleeping in the bed with us, which meant he slept “ok” and we slept awfully, especially since his nose was stuffy and he was coughing most of the night.
The combination of his cold, being over-tired, and being in a new place meant a refusal to sleep in the Pack N Play the first 2 days for more than 45 minutes at a time after I rocked him to sleep. So, I had to lay down with him during nap time and ended up getting into bed at 8:30pm with him 2 nights in a row. He ended up sleeping in the bed with me through most of the night wiggling and breathing loudly the whole time. Poor (or fortunate?) Mr. Piñata slept in the 3rd guest room there since there just wasn’t enough room for the 3 of us in the double bed. So, our sleeping routine was quite a bit “off!”