Just when we have been feeling all happy about the fact that Ayaan is sleeping through the night, he decided to throw a spanner in the works and stay awake all night.
Last night was a nightmare. After going to bed at 9, he woke up at 11 and refused to sleep again. For the first couple of hours, there was desperate patting, rocking and walking but all to no avail. Finally, we gave up and let him play for almost an hour. Then I re-enacted the bedtime ritual of book-reading and lullaby and put him down in his cot. He cried for 2-3 minutes but finally at 3.30 a.m., he drifted off into dreamland. He was still up at his normal waking hour of 6.45 a.m. So It goes without saying that there are two very exhausted parents who have dragged themselves to work today.