Thursday, September 19, 2013

Breakfast at 5AM

I recently returned to work from "maternity leave," which was really just FMLA and unpaid time off but whatever. Thankfully after the first week, Ben started sleeping through the night.

That first week though, it was rough. 

Ben would wake up at 3am then again at 5am, slurp down two ounces of milk then promptly fall back asleep. This was great except Ben woke up Izzy. 

One particular night, Izzy fell asleep at 6pm. I tried to wake her up for dinner but she fell asleep trying to get out of bed and as the terrible adult that I am, I let her sleep. That morning she woke up at 3am with Ben and me and we had a party. That is Ben screamed, Izzy whined, and I frantically peed, warmed a bottle of milk, and tried to keep my breasts from soaking my nightgown. 

When I finally got everything situated, Izzy comes up to me and asks if she can have a Lunchable to eat because she was 'starving.' Now we just discovered that she will eat Lunchables. You know, the cracker, sandwich meat, and cheese trays that you probably got once or twice for lunch when you were a kid? Yeah, she eats the whole thing. And it really is great for a quick lunch for your four year old when you have a screaming baby.

As a breakfast meal though, it's a little iffy. I mean, it's not the best breakfast, but it sure as heck beats sugary cereal. So I said "Sure sweetie, go right ahead." Izzy promptly ate all the crackers, cheese, and meat then when those were done she ate the Oreo cookies. At 5am in the morning. 

Reminds me of the Bill Cosby skit where the kids ask for chocolate cake for breakfast and he agrees because of all the ingredients.