Sunday, October 29, 2006

Time change

The heating is broken. Ian cannot leave for some foreign place without some disaster (usually some expensive disaster) arriving to herald his departure. Last time it was a leak from the washing machine. The time before that 2 visits to the vet for the cat and stitches etc. This time it is the heating. Oh, and another leak from the washing machine. And Ana has got the flu.

So the clocks went back last night but of course she doesn't know this and her flu plus her inability to time travel culminated in a particularly restless night which she is now re-living; it's meant to be naptime but she is standing up, crying through snot and lamenting the demise of her Postman Pat doll who I have removed lest I should behead him for keeping her awake with his stupid bloody theme tune which I have heard around 1000 time today already.

I think I am going insane.

I have counted to 100.

Go. To. Sleep.

8 comments:

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

oh such joy - fucking sucks i know - thoughts with you my friend

p x

mister tumnus said...

thanks paul. i have just read your MLK blog and i do feel like a whinging sod!!

Rainbow dreams said...

Hope sleep arrived for Ana to make it slightly more bearable - how is that all things electrical know just the worst time to go wrong?

And children's toys have the longest lasting batteries ever? - wishing you a peaceful night

mister tumnus said...

thanks rd. she is asleep now but her cold is so horrible i fear she will be awake before long.

yeh those bateries! whoever designed these toys clearly had it in for parents. they are the loudest things EVER as well. and ana appears to have a memory to match the battery life. in the wee small hours of this morning she was crying for 'elbo! elbo!' ('elmo' with a stuffed nose) remembering him from hours earlier in the day.

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

if it's any consolation - I'm the whinging bastard today after no sleep last night - is it time for beer already???

mister tumnus said...

jesus. i haven't had any sleep either. this is not good. might have to phone samaritans...

mister tumnus said...

update....

i almost did phone the samaritans! (god help them!) but instead I took ana on a 60 mile round trip in the car and she slept the whole time while i listened to van morrison, counting crows and duke special. it was all rather lovely (despite the fact that driving when sleep deprived is probably not the best idea). isn't duke special just so lovely and great?! i do recommend him as an alternative to hysterical crying and violent thoughts...

Rainbow dreams said...

Am pleased Ana slept and the samaritans weren't required
As for duke special - I'm loving it completely and sharing with friends as inadvertently, I think through sleep deprivation before the holiday, I ordered two copies from different sources. Once I heard it it didn't seem worth sending the second one back..
Hope tonight is easier