The girls continue to digress with their sleeping. I haven't had time (or maybe I am just afraid of what the answer will be) to google whether or not molars come in at 3-4 years old. About a month ago, Em started chewing on her fingers and Anna has been chewing on her clothes and other items. I was brushing Em's teeth (I brush after they do it on their own) and it looked like another molar trying to break through. Anna's mouth showed the same thing.
I have no idea but it would help explain the sleeping problems.
So last night, I went out for a run after reading the girls their (10,000) bedtime stories. I returned at 8:30 to all three munchkins still awake. Rich went upstairs to sit with Anna and I ended up upstairs trying to quiet down Em and Allie. Now, I should preface this by saying that it was hot and humid so I returned home covered in sweat. (I love returning to a house of sleeping munchkins so I can jump into the shower. Not last night.)
Allie kept whining, which is not like her at bedtime, and just wouldn't settle down. After questioning her about what was wrong, she told me that her head hurt. She said that Grammy hurt it with the brush while she was eating dinner. I told her that I would go email Grammy and then went out into the hall hoping she would stop whimpering. She didn't.
I felt bad so I returned and sat down next to her bed with my hand on her back, which immediately calmed her down. She was clutching Elmo near her face when she whispered something to me. I couldn't hear exactly what she said. "What was that, sweetie?"
My three year old told me that I was smelly. I WOULDN'T SMELL IF MY CHILDREN WOULD JUST GO TO SLEEP AND ALLOW ME TO TAKE A SHOWER! I told her that I was going to go change my clothes. She fell asleep without further intervention.
(After consulting with Grammy, it appears that Grammy was brushing Allie's hair before dinner to get it out of her face when Anna started to fall out of her chair. In saving Anna from falling, Allie was somehow "injured" by the brush.)
Here are some photos from a super mini session I had with Allie earlier this week.