Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Despiertas a las 3:00 a.m. / Awake at 3:00 a.m.

Las niñas perdieron la noción del tiempo y pensaron que hoy sería la venta del viernes negro o como le llaman acá la venta del madrugador. Ellas se dieron a la tarea de levantarse a las 3:00 a.m. a jugar como si transcurso del día no fuese suficiente. Pablo intentó que ellas se acostaran nuevamente pero, ellas tenían otros planes. Estuvieron jugando por dos horas a oscuras en su cuarto (si Pablo le prendía la luz hubiesen estado despiertas por más tiempo) pero, eso no impidió que ellas disfrutaran de sus juegos madrugadores. Lo mejor fue que a las 5:00 a.m comenzaron a llamar y entonces fue cuando decidimos que sería el momento de acostarlas. Hicimos un cambio de pañales y una buena botella de leche y a dormir. Imagínense que durmieron hasta las 10:50 a.m. y obviamente no tuvieron su siesta de la tarde. Como a eso de las 3:00 p.m. ó 4:00 p.m. estaban cansadas y querían dormir pero, nada mejor que una lavadita de carita con agua y el sueño se va y a esperara hasta la hora acostumbrada de dormir. En este momento estan dormiditas (toco madera) y esperamos que así estén toda la noche.


The girls lost the notion of time and they thought that today was Black Friday or as they call it here the early riser sale day. They decided to wake up at 3:00 am to play, as if during the day they did not had sufficient time. Pablo tried to put them to bed again but they had other plans. They played for two hours in the darkness of their room (if Pablo had turn on the light they had been awake even more time). This fact did not stopped them from enjoying their "middle of the night play time". The best part was at 5:00 am when they started calling us, that's when we decided that it was our chance to put them to bed. We changed their diapers, gave them a good bottle of milk and it was time to sleep. Just imagine that they slept until 10:50 am and obviously they did not have their afternoon nap. In the middle of the afternoon (around 3:30 pm) they were very tired and they wanted to sleep but nothing works better than a small splash of cold water on the face to keep them awake. This helped us to hold on until their usual hour to go to bed. At this time they are asleep (knock on wood) and we hope that they stay asleep all night.


1 comment:

The Myers Family said...

YIKES! What a crazy night! My girls do that every once in a while..we just leave them in their room and let them cry until they go back to bed. I don't understand how they get up sooo early. Hope you get more rest tonight. I'm still giggling at you splashing cold water in their faces..LOL! that's HILARIOUS...i'd totally do the same thing! Thanks for the great idea for next time mine want to do this too!