If you read my blog often, you’ll know Sam doesn’t sleep very well. He is regularly up for the day at 2 or 3am. Most of the time, he is happy for us to cuddle up in his bed, once he’s had breakfast and he lets me doze while he plays on his iPad. Sometimes though, he is only happy if I am sitting up and the lights are on.
What do I do at 3am when the rest of the house is asleep, I hear you ask? Sometimes I scroll through social media, although it is a bit of a ghost town at that hour. Occasionally, I read a book on my Kindle – thank goodness for the backlit screen on my Kindle Paperwhite and the XL font – somehow reading a smaller font at 3am is much harder!
You can usually find me with a big mug of tea or coffee to keep my energy levels up. (Hurrah for caffeine)!
After a chapter or two, I usually check my emails. If I am really bored, I’ll even read the ones titled best online casino. Somehow, knowing which casinos offer no deposit bonuses, and which give you free spins seems more important at 3am. I always make sure I set deposit limits though, or before I know it, I’ve added more to my account than I had planned. (Don’t tell my hubby)!
By this point, Sam usually needs a nappy change, and we both need drink refills. Occasionally, I’ll sneak myself some toast upstairs and indulge in breakfast in bed. Sam loves to cuddle up with me, so we usually snuggle down and he will start dozing off just as the alarm clock goes off. Typical!
I tend to use some of the early hours to read blogs and catch up on what’s going on in the world as well. I try to stay away from online shopping, as I have been known to buy some random things in my sleep deprived state. Don’t ask me why, but things like personalised door plaques for the kids doors are essential purchases at 3am, and let’s not talk about the time I bought 48 electric toothbrush heads….. for the wrong size toothbrush! Sleep deprivation kind of makes me feel drunk – you know how people drunk dial when they have had one too many? Well I drunk shop…!
What do you get up to when you’re up with the kids at daft O’clock?