Last week I decided it was time to dig out my cold weather gear from my wardrobe. So I got my really thick winter coat and my Ugg boots out and started to wear them. Then this week I have been totally thrown by the beautiful hot week we are currently having. Although I am not complaining we are loving it.
I took this photo yesterday when me and Little Bird had a lovely picnic in the garden. It was lovely and warm and I had to actually think what month we are in. It really feels like we have jumped back in time to August.
We have really enjoyed the sunshine so far and I hope it lasts a little bit longer, although there is a downside to this weather, here I go with my tired rant. Last night I put the children to bed with just a pair of PJ shorts on as it was very hot in their rooms. Big Bird was fine and slept ok, but when I checked Little Bird before I went to bed the sweat was running off of him, so I removed all his covers and started to fan him with a book. I then went to bed and I was woken up at 1am by Little Bird screaming and crying.
I went into his room and asked him over and over again, “whats the matter?” and he never replied. I settled him back down and then a few minutes later it begun again. This is pretty much all I did from 1am until this morning. I must just tell you now, even when my children have been poorly they have always slept well. I have fantastic children that sleep well all the time, so you can imagine the shock last night when I could not do anything to get Little Bird back to bed to sleep.
Little Bird tried everything he possibly could to stay out of his room and cry in my ear. It slowly started to drive me crazy, Hubby was away last night (great timing) so I tried him in with me and he just sang and told stories to himself until I had to put him back in his own room. In the end he woke his sister up and then she was awake for a while, this was approx 4am by now. Now he wasn’t ill and was wide awake. He started playing in his room, then went into his sisters room to play and that was it for me. I had to pull out the Santa Card. I told him that Santa was watching him and would not be very happy that he was awake at this time of night and that he better go back to sleep.
It seemed to work and eventually he went back to bed and it turned out that I have been awake pretty much all night. As he is not poorly the only thing I can put it down to is the weather. It was 30degrees in his room and it felt so hot in there. So tonight I WILL be putting him to bed early and getting the air conditioning unit out of storage to put in his room. I am determind that I can not have a night like last night. It was the worst night I have had with my children.
I am loving the sunshine today on my bones and I am pleased it looks like it will stay over the weekend, so we have decided to invite friends around for a BBQ, we kept saying all summer that we would do them one and let the children play together but as the weather has not been very warm we never got around to it. So lets pray this weather lasts and we get our BBQ on Sunday. Fingers crossed xx