Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The tale of three girls...

There was once a tale of three girls...

One of them didn't want to sleep - at nap time she sat in her bedroom and climbed onto the window sill to watch the world go by, she read and sang and played and cried wolf a thousand times that she needed the toilet (which she didn't)... and made her Mama tired with all the running up and down the stairs. She was the-girl-who-didn't-want-to-sleep.

The second little girl loved her sleep. She would sleep all day if she could. Anywhere was fine. Just as long as she got a little shut-eye at any opportunity. Of course, pink bunny generally had to be to hand. She slept through all the noise that the-girl-who-didn't-want-to-sleep made most of the time. Her Mama was thankful for that. But sometimes she would get woken. And then she would be grumpy. And fall asleep in other random places. Like her Jumperoo. That was the-girl-who-loved-her-sleep.

The third girl wished she could sleep. She had so much to do she went to bed very late, and the-girl-who-didn't-want-to-sleep didn't let her get any rest during the day, so she kept on her cycle of going to bed late and getting up early and getting no rest in the middle. That was the-girl-who-wished-she-could-sleep.

And so they ended up three grumpy girls. Oh dear.

The moral of the story?

Get good sleep.

I think Heidi's got it sussed. I'm making it official. Bed time this week: 10.30pm. If I put it on here, I've got to stick to it... right?!

PS - apologies for the very bad quality of photos... they were taken by a rather tired me on my phone!


  1. Hope you get some good quality sleep :) My first son (now 23) did not like sleeping and my 3rd daughter (now 6) was not a good sleeper for quite a long time. 2nd son has always slept well but is still grumpy when it comes to getting up (now 21!). Sweet dreams :)

    1. To be fair, the girls are both very good night sleepers. I guess I'm just holding tight to the midday nap. I don't feel ready to give it up yet! The problem would be totally resolved if I would just go to bed a bit earlier myself!! That's my aim this week! Thanks for the encouragement!

  2. Fab post! My daughter isn't very good at the sleeping thing. Your post gives me hope if we decide to have another one. :) x


I love reading your comments! Thanks for stopping by!