I'm not sure if last night was much more of a success sleep-wise than the night before. 11pm, 1am, 3am wake-ups from Ryu and Shou shouting to the world that at 4am it was infact morning and time to go downstairs. Coaxed him back into our bed where he kind of dozed until Ryu started to wake up at five. I had had next to no sleep though and was not a happy camper so asked hub to get up - which he did. Ten minutes later and Ryu is nutting out and I stomp downstairs, pick him up - he is in the bouncer with hub tiredly trying to make him laugh, get a nappy and go back upstairs. Change his nappy and booby him to sleep in our bed, where I manage to get another hour shut eye. I can not wait for these days to be over - or nights rather. I know that as soon as the sleep thing is sorted there will be something else to worry about but honestly, this no sleep survival mummy lark is taking its toll.
Got the kids off to kindy without too much hassle and came home to make muffins! I couldn't be bothered starting from scratch so used a Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge cake mix. Divided it into thirds and made one batch - 6 muffins. Enough for the visitors and coffee Chiemi and her son when they came before English, but not enough for me to sit and scoff back eighteen muffins by self. As it happens, my friend couldn't come and I ended up having three!
Took the muffins out of the oven and Ryu and I retreated upstairs for an hour and a half. Bliss. It has only been two nights of him sleeping on his own but it felt soooo nice to cuddle up with him. He was all sleepy smiles. Tis amazing he actually got any sleep with me just about sniffing the skin off his neck. Love his neck rolls.
Did some shopping before lunch. Half price frozen foods day do decided to get some chips to go with the fish I had out. Fish and Chips. Doesn't happen very often. I used a recipe from one of my kiwi recipe books but substituted the flour for tempura flour and it was yum yum yum. So light and yet so tastey. For those not in the know - it was...
1 tbl oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup of beer (used Asahi superdry)
1/2 cup of flour (tempura flour)
and the end result...
Had some batter left over so made some onion rings and battered shitake mushrooms for beer snacks...
With Granny K away this week I thought I would have Ryu on my knee during English class. But what do you know, hub arrived home five minutes before the start of my 4pm English class. Major major brownie points. Who needs flowers and chocolate and diamonds when you have a husband as thoughtful as that?
OK, so the flowers, chocolate and diamonds would still help.
Speaking of chocolate. For those people not lucky enough to have a Starbucks in close proximity, but who are wanting a caramel eclair latte, I suggest the following combination...
eat chocolates while drinking coffee and seriously, it may have even been better than yesterday's Starbucks coffee break.
Not much else to report - except that eldest son is pulling through and will be driving Granny K back here on Sunday. As he bloody well should be.
Promise more cute baby pics tomorrow. Definately better than fish and chips and chocolate.
PS - I should probably add that hub and I had an argument this morning. This morning wasn't really a good morning to try and converse with me at all - but he braved my bad lack of sleep mood and asked if I would like him to come home early tomorrow - Thursday, so could go and pick the kids up from kindy as my English class lasts till half five and it is all go and rushing around. I snapped some irrational and ungrateful remark at him and he got in a huff - as you would expect seeing as I was being totally heartless bitch. I think this made the fact that he came home early today even more betterer-ish.
Me thinks maybe I should 'reward' him for his efforts. Gotta make him think this kind of behaviour will be met with rewards to ensure it happens more often in future!