Monday, October 26, 2009

The Strangest Thing

This is a little ironic, considering the subject of my last blog post. But the strangest thing happened last night in regards to Eisley's sleep.

Last night we put Eisley down at her regular bedtime, 7:30 p.m. We did all the regular stuff in the routine-- putting pjs on, reading a bed time story, etc. Usually she's asleep 10 minutes after we put her down. The only thing that was different about last night is that we had people over at our house. But we've set up Eisley's room in such a way, and we have some white noise in there that she always sleeps with, that even when we have a house full of people, you can't really hear anything in her room. It's quiet in there. Plus, we've had guests over a lot while Eisley has been in bed, and it's not ever been an issue. She sleeps right through it. Mostly, like I say, because she can't hear it.

But last night, as we were playing a game with our friends, we kept hearing Eisley make noise. She wasn't yelling out because she was upset. She was just making noise, and whining a little. I went back there to see what was going on, and she was just sitting up, and smiled, and said "Hi! Hi!" And laughed. The time? 8:30 p.m. I thought, "well you know, maybe she's just having a hard time going to sleep tonight." (I confirmed that you couldn't hear any noise in her room, aside from a very dull murmur only every once in a while. It was 98% quiet in there). So I laid her back down. I did this again at 9 and at 9:30. What? Finally at 10, we were like, "Well. Let's just get her up. She's not happy in her room and she's not sleeping, so maybe we should just let her get up and wear herself out." So we did.

She was running around, entertaining our friends until they left at 10:30, laughing and talking, and playing. We put her back down at 10:30 and she was awake until at least 11:15, when she finally quieted down and went to sleep.

What the heck? Did she sneak a Mountain Dew yesterday afternoon somehow? She was HYPER!

And you might think, since she stayed up almost FOUR hours past her normal bedtime, she might sleep in just a LITTLE this morning. But nope. 7 a.m. on the dot she was up.

This could be a very cranky day... Here goes.


R.S. said...

well, the thing is, Eisley wants to participate in the hospitality too.

Kelly Lawson said...

You are probably right. We, as a family, actually strive to make hospitality a big part of who we are! So yeah, she wanted in on it, too!

Laura Furman said...

that little stinker ;) she just wanted to make things interesting for everyone. i was thinking about her dancing today, and could not stop laughing. her hips!! haaaha..she's hilarious. i'm glad she stayed up and I was able to play with her twice!

praying for thursday!:)