So...we have a respite weekend approaching. These come about once a month and by the time they arrive , we are more than ready. We have three nights without the Boy while he is being cared for at the Most Marvellous Respite Centre. The first night we wake as usual, waiting for the Boy to start banging about, alerting us to his wakefulness. On the second night we still wake up but not as often during the night. By the third night we are beginning to feel rested....then he comes home again. So while three nights is amazing and fab and help enormously, we don't actually manage to get into a proper sleep cycle .....as a consequence both M and I are functioning on minimal sleep....it s a bit of a twilight life in a way. However, we are managing .......without the Respite I can't imagine what we would do!!!! So hurrah and huzzah for the MMRC!!!