When your kid, like mine did today, wakes up at 4:30am, and all you can think to do is get up with them. Because what’s the point of fighting them back to sleep for only an hour’s with of salvation.
Sure you try and get a few extra eye closes when you collapse on the lounge with Peppa Pig raging in the background.
Or get comfortable while the toddler bounces up and down on your prone form, screaming for one game of row row your boat.
You know you can’t rely on your partner to provide air support, because she already did that three or four times through the night for the same child.
So all you can do is make the most of it, keep warm, keep calm, and most of all keep in mind that at some point bed time will eventually roll around again.