It’s that time of the month again. You can see the misery etched on my face and the pain shuddering through my body from the sleep deprivation that this monthly occurrence brings.
“Why!” I cry aloud at 2am when I am awoken from slumber and then am not able to go back to sleep.
“No” I yell at 4am when it happens again and my weary body is close to collapse.
It’s such a cruel pain and a hard time and it affects both me and BB…
I have decided to do something about it this month; and today will see me painting on concealer to hide the dark spots under my eyes and heading to the pharmacy to buy every known remedy known to the modern mother in order to combat my monthly agony aka BB’s teething traumas.
I can see two of the little bastards hovering under her top gum, they leave her in relative peace during the day but come nightfall they emerge with pitchforks trying to break through the pink flesh, causing her to squeal in torment and me to writhe in pain with the knowledge that my sleep time is over.
Calpol has deserted me; the soon to be teeth laugh at the flourescent liquid as it trickles past them knowing that within the hour the numbness will go and their stabbing can continue.
Ironically really as it takes about an hour for he who helped create them to settle me back to sleep with comforting words and lullabies. Then the shrill shriek calls me again from the nursery; the cry that says;
“Mummy my toothipegs are giving me grief bring forth the big boob so I can take comfort and maybe bite it a little to share the pain.”
And so I go unable to ignore the call of the teething baby banshee.
So modern science don’t fail me now; its been a week since I last had unbroken sleep and I am down to my last nerve.
I have two credit cards and a Visa Debit so please be assured I am serious about spending a lot of money in store today.
Boots, MotherCare, Lloyds the Chemist, even Tesco’s own brand show me what you’ve got; I am a mum on a mission to defeat the teeth.
To all other parents of teething baby banshees out there, I am thinking of you in this incredibly hard time. Stay strong and united we will save our children from the pain of the tootsies.
Please note this post was written by a sleep deprived mum therefore any spelling or grammer mistakes are perfectly acceptable as is any wild over dramatisation.
**By the way my little blog has been shortlisted in the MAD blog Awards; I am really flattered, if you want to help me win please click on this voting link and enter your name and email and my blog has been shortlisted in Best Mad Blog about Family life (the first one); just click ‘northern mum’ – Thanks from me, twin boy, twin girl, BB, and he who helped create them x x x