We are raising an animal (no not Buddy the Dog… he’s raising us).
The Evil Spawn is entering Step 1 of her teenage internship.
Each new phase of a child’s life is challenging, but this one is bound to be particularly disturbing.
She’s starting to exhibit some odd behaviors.
But by far the strangest behavior is her sleeping habits.
She never wants to go to bed because she’s not tired, but then she doesn’t want to get up because she’s exhausted.
Don’t ask me to explain because I find it very mysterious.
She seems to have a love/hate relationship with sleep.
For me it’s a challenge to figure out where she’s located each morning (or more likely, late morning).
When I’m tired, I go to sleep (if all goes well) in my bed (I’m not going to lie, it’s usually the highlight of my day).
When she finally gives up and goes to bed, she heads to one of 18 different places (generally, no more than 3 consecutive nights in any one place).
I might find her sleeping in her bedroom, but that’s the exception… not the rule.
More likely I will discover her crashed out on a couch, in the guest room, or on the floor (this is tricky because you don’t want to step on her first thing in the morning… because this seems to anger her).
I asked her why she doesn’t sleep in her bed and she said “I like it… I just don’t like-like it.”
I have a feeling the odd behavior is just beginning. It’s only going to get worse.
In about 6 years I will like her creepy unemployed boyfriend.
I just won’t like-like him.