So, the last two nights have had Olivia sleeping all night long; in her own bed. I know! Wonders never cease.
Anyway, travel exhausts her and so she’s been sleeping well. But during our awake times, everyone in our house is cranky these days.
Tom is laying new flooring in our kitchen/dining/entry areas. He’s cranky.
The girls and I have traveled almost 500 miles in the past four days. We’re tired and cranky.
When we got home last night from my mom’s (I have to go there to watch the latest episode of The Walking Dead every Monday evening; Olivia takes a bath there while I watch, it keeps her from seeing the zombies and other crap an eight year old shouldn’t see) Tom was almost done with the floor for the night.
We both said a few things and he said, “Don’t get mad. Remember that we’re all tired.”
We said a few more things and I reminded him, “You can’t get mad. Remember, we’re all tired.”
And then we kissed and made up.
See, we’re lucky we are self-aware enough to be able to actually say things like that. Of course, there are times when we aren’t aware of how cranky we are and we just get pissy with each other.
But last night the tiredness wasn’t so great that we were overly mean to each other. Sometimes, reminding each other that we’re both tired is our way of saying, “I love you.” That and sometimes taking the girls from one room to the other so one of us can have a moment of peace and quiet. It’s the little things, I tell you.
Another sign I was tired was that I couldn’t even stay awake long enough to watch Scorpion last night.
It appears from this post alone that I watch a lot of television. It’s true. I do watch a lot and we don’t even have cable.
But even I, television addict that I am, can decide that I’m just too tired to watch. That’s when we know that it’s time for a time out for me. Or, you know, bed.