I think every parent has moments where they contemplate the grass is greener scenario for the things their children haven’t yet figured out. For the colicky child, the parents wish for an easily soothed baby. For the fussy eater, the parents wish for a kid who’ll eat anything. For me, I yearn for sleep.
If you’ve read my blog, you’ll likely already be aware of how little sleep we get in our house. My first born child was never a good sleeper. As soon as I discovered the beauty of melatonin laced honey cough syrup, I’d been using it as a crutch to help my child get on a sleep schedule. Judge if you want, but it worked for us.
When the second child came, we vowed not to make the same mistakes with sleep training that we did the first time. Luckily, the baby is a pretty good sleeper to begin with, so we’ve had pretty good success in that arena so far. One night, they both slept all night long, and I woke feeling like a million bucks. I know this isn’t going to last, but damn it feels good to get one good night.