I'm convinced that my little Jude is a genius.
Here's how I figure it: If children need sleep to build the neuro-pathways that allow them to remember what they experienced during the day and my Jude has several new words a day, all without sleep, then it stands to reason that there is something really special about her.
Really. How can a kid that wakes up every %*#& hour and still be able to function NOT be some sort of genius? It's like sleep is a hobby and not a biological necessity.
And, yet as exhausted as I am and how completely OVER the novelty of waking up twelve times a night as I am, I can't hold a grudge. How can I when she comes up to me with arms open saying, "Mama, hug! Hug!" And after I snuggle her in nice in tight, she plants a kiss on my lips and gently purrs, "Niiiiiiice."
Yes Jude, you're right. It is nice.