Exhaustion and the Night Terror

nicubunu_Emoticons_Sleeping_faceRight now, as I write this blog post, I’m on my third blogging idea.  Why did I ditch the last two?  Because I just couldn’t think of the words.  It wasn’t a fault of the topics, I fully intend on blogging about those later this week.  Instead, the problem was my own brain.  My brain was too exhausted to form the words.

You see, on Sunday night, before we went to sleep, JSL woke up with another night terror.  For those who don’t know, a night terror is like a nightmare, but worse.  JSL was shaking, incoherent (seriously, he could have been speaking Chinese for all we know), and crying.  Picking him up and hugging him didn’t calm him down at all.

Finally, we brought him to the couch and I turned on a kids’ television station hoping that the familiar audio would snap him out of the dream.  The combination of the lit room, our voices and the television finally worked and JSL came out of it.  After sitting on the couch for a few minutes, he was calmed down (and tired) enough that he asked to go back to bed.

Later that night, at around 3:30am, I woke up to cries coming from the boys’ room.  JSL had woken up again.  I sat by his bed and soothed him until he fell asleep.  Then, I climbed back into my bed.  As I was falling asleep though, I heard a loud *KLUNK* coming from the boys’ room.  Fearing that one of them fell out of bed, I rushed in… to find nothing wrong.  So back to bed I went again and, as I was falling back to sleep, JSL woke up again.  This time, I sat by his bed longer until I was sure he was fast asleep.  Yet again, I dragged myself to bed.

This time, JSL stayed asleep until it was time for me to wake up, at around 6am.  Meanwhile, the dreams I had weren’t restful at all.  I don’t remember them all, but recall that one involved a mystery person pursuing me for unknown, but sinister, purposes.  The end result was that I awoke exhausted.

After all of this, and a full day’s work, trying to get creative for blog posting caused my brain to lock up.  Hopefully, I’ll have a good night’s sleep and my brain will function better tomorrow.  Otherwise TechyDad no make words good on blog.

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