It rained again this morning. Ahhh... nice. I like it when it rains, especially at night. Bliss... Great ambiance for love making.
I couldn't really sleep last night tho' I was very tired. The night before, I only managed a 3-hour sleep ~ thanks to the "the rain" (wink!). So last night, I tried to retire early. After fetching the kids from tuition, I headed straight for the bed; and that was 10pm.
But of course I couldn't sleep, could I? The little boy was running around the room (he recently developed this habit of doing a sprint across our room everytime after I changed him into his PJs) and MrNordin was watching "Friends" on TV (very loudly). The light was turned on full blast.
To avoid the distraction, I ran into the TV room and tried to sleep there. I couldn't. Within 5 minutes, MrNordin walked in and asked me to go back into bed. So, off I went into the bedroom again. By this time, the little boy was busy emptying the contents of his toy basket and throwing things across the room. I was still tossing and turning in bed, I was just so restless...
This went on for about an hour or so. At about midnight, MrNordin came up to bed, but that little boy was still not sleepy. I pulled him onto bed and forced him to lie down next to me, but he refused and sneaked out of bed again to play with his toys. I was so irritated by that time. Kita dah lah mengantuk, budak ni tak nak tidur pulak! I cubit dia dua tiga kali, tapi dia buat derk je...
Last-last, I gave up. I told myself, biar lah dia main sorang2, nanti when he's tired, surely he would come up to bed. So, I turned off the lights and pulled my duvet, leaving him alone on the floor. MrNordin by that time dah terlelap. The room was very quiet for a while, and very dark.
Suddenly, I heard a little voice calling out, "Ma Ma..... Ba Ba..... Atuk.... Opah.... A bang.... Ka kak !" That boy was doing his name calling game, sorang-sorang. I wanted to laugh! MrNordin said, "Shhhh..... be quiet". He took a peep at the little boy and saw him lying on the sofa infront of our bed, staring at the ceiling while chanting out all his siblings names. All this, in the dark.
Hee.. hee... kesian...! He couldn't sleep and no one wanted to play with him. So, he amused himself with that game ~ something which we'd normally play before he goes to sleep.
Upon realising that we were still awake and watching him, he quickly hopped into bed and lied next to me gleefully. I tepuk2 bontot dia and sang to him a few songs with my eyes shut. It took him quite a while juga before he finally dozed off. And when I looked at the watch, it was already past 1 am.
I don't know how long this bad sleeping habit is going to last. It all started when he turned 23 months old. Before this, he usually slept at 9.30pm or 10pm, max. Now, pukul 1 pagi baru nak tidur?! Mampus lah I...