It was a groggy start to Sunday, as it’s been a pretty groggy start to the past few days. We have been seeing some good progress with Henry in many areas since he started therapy a few months ago, and last week we pivoted to working on an underlying issue we’ve dealt with for years…sleep.

Henry has always been a pretty terrible sleeper. He tends to wake up several times a night, and when he was little and we tried the old “cry it out” method, he would win the game of chicken by screaming for hours and actually crying himself awake instead of to sleep.

We’ve tried a zillion different things. So if you’re reading this and thinking, “hey, I wonder if they’ve tried…” I assure you, the answer is “yes.” Of late, we’ve punted to basically letting him in bed with one of us so we can get some sleep.

We eliminated a bunch of physiological possibilities, and his therapists determined the isssue is behavioral, so we started a protocol last week to work on his sleep. It means getting up and getting him back to bed every time he wakes up, which some nights can be 4 or 5 times. Suffice to say, Erin and I are a wee bit tired these days.

But, some slow progress is being made and we recently had a night where he only got up once, which is a huge win. But Saturday night into Sunday was kind of rough, and add in the whole weird Daylight Savings thing, and it was a perfect recipe for a hazy morning.

The kids, on the other hand, were up and at ’em and ready to go. Amelia was adorably playing with Saki, her sock monkey which was once my sock monkey. I remember almost taking a picture of her eating breakfast with Saki, and then later I had a memory come up on Facebook of 1-year-old Amelia having breakfast with Saki. Here’s photos of then and now.


Saki doesn’t look a day older. Impressive. Must be that banana diet. High in potassium.

We had some friends come over to “watch” the Packers/Vikings game, except it turned out the game wasn’t on TV here. I tried getting it from any number of weird, somewhat shady websites, but no luck. Or maybe it was good luck, because the Packers stunk it up and ultimately lost. But we did have a nice time hanging out with our friends.

Later in the afternoon, I took the kids for a quick romp in the park before the early sunset. We played various superhero games, like hide and seek and superhero pirate ship.


After that, it was back to the house for dinner, bath and bed. Henry was a little tough to get down, so by the time I managed to get him to sleep, it was pretty much lights out for me, too. Another weekend passed, and another week on the way.