Last night E decided to step it up a notch. Apparently K and I are getting too used to functioning on a 4-5 hours sleep a night, so he dialled it up a bit.
His strategy was simple but deviously clever. Scream from 8pm-2am and then wake every 15 minutes from 2am-5am (5am being morning time in his head).
K got the tougher end of the deal - he took the earlier shift, trying desperately to pacify the crying little man for hours on end. I got the easier end of the night where E's energy was obviously waning and he could only manage to get me up for 5 minutes out of every 15. Not enough time for me to sleep, but enough to lie down and get comfy before volting out of bed again!
So K and I are now battling through a day at work. I'm pretty sure I look like Alice Cooper as I fumbled the eye-liner this morning but couldn't be bothered to redo it. I'm also not convinced my outfit is quite right for the office - but I did a quick check and as I seem to be wearing the right amount of clothes that will have to do.
Today is definitely not a day where I can say that I successfully manage my work/life balance!