A Letter to Pipsqueak

…who won’t sleep.

My dearest, sweetest Pipsqueak,

Mommy and Daddy love you so very much.  Your chubby cheeks, your happy smile, the way you yell “Daddy!” when you hear the garage door opening.  We love to hold you, play ball with you, help you pet the “meows”.

But you know what we don’t love?  The way you won’t sleep at night.

Really, dude, what’s the deal? We’ve been through many a baby.  Some slept better than others.  But you, my little friend are a Bad Sleeper.  And we’re old now.  We need our rest.  Do you see the gray hairs on my head?  They are from lack of sleep.  Really.

What do you think you are missing at night?  I’ll tell you what – SLEEP!  Look over at us.  We’re sleeping.  Boo and Pumpkin and Bip…all sleeping.  Even the cats.  Are sleeping, is what they are.

You have a warm, cozy bed.  You have people who love you.  Your belly is full and your diaper is dry.  Just sleep.  Please.  For the love of all that is good and right in the world, please sleep.


Your mom and dad, who haven’t had a good night’s sleep in 1 year, 5 months and 24 days.  Not that we’re counting.

P.S.  Here’s a picture of you doing that sleep thing once.  See how cute you look?  I’d love to see that again.

More Mac and Cheese, please!


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  • I see you ONE sleepless child and raise you. :)

    No kidding, I had TWO kids back to back that pulled this stuff. I know you are exhausted and worn out beyond description. Both of mine magically started sleeping through the night at around 16 months. (They are also 16 months apart – shudder). That was about the age we started feeding them 2-3 spoonfuls of peanutbutter before bed. (It worked, they didn’t wake up hungry any longer).

    Someday, you’ll sleep again. I promise.
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  • I feel your pain. No matter what we tried, and we tried everything, our son, our only child, did not sleep through the night until he was seven. As in seven years old. Grrrr. As an infant, he never slept more than 6 or 7 hours total at night, about an hour and a half at a time. And never during the day.

    Good luck.

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