Who Could Get Any Sleep With A ShamWow! Hanging Around Anyway?

My kids are AWAKE at 11:30 at night and have been up since 10 p.m.. I’m kinda fed up with all my not-working interventions over the last FOUR YEARS without sleep. (Seriously. E has woken up nearly every night for his first two and a half years and for the last year and a half has woke up at least four days per week.)

So I interviewed my son on why he doesn’t sleep. And I was determined to vlog to the bottom of this!

But the video seems more depressing than funny. And YouTube agrees because I’m having trouble uploading it.

If you can’t see the video, clicking here may (not) help: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK4nhnJKEWg

So feel free (or be forced) to skip it and read the repost one of my favorites from early on. Which answers the question as to why I know that ShamWow fails the toddler test.

Why, yes, that is a small but determined waterfall. Maybe I should ask for a refund... or just more ShamWow!s to help with clean up?

Because we have multiple ShamWow!s Thanks to Scott, of course.

ShamWow! Can Save The World (According to Scott)

The children and I are minding our own business in the master bedroom when suddenly we are thrust into an INFOMERICAL.

ShamWow! lands on the bed and my husband begins:

“Alex! I finally bought ShamWow!”

“I’ve been wanting to buy it for months, and I finally did it.”

“Now I’ve never seen the commercials, but I think that ShamWow! looks GREAT!”

“They’re made in Germany so they MUST be good.”

“I just hope that we don’t forget not to put them in the drier.”

And as we hustle the children in the bath, I mistakenly say, “I’ll go get towels.”

And my husband replies, “DON’T! We’ll just SHAMWOW! them.”

And that’s our new bathroom rug. Thanks a lot, ShamWow!

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

14 thoughts to “Who Could Get Any Sleep With A ShamWow! Hanging Around Anyway?”

  1. My girls don’t sleep well either. I wonder if i create excuses (teething, illness, travel) or if they are valid reasons.
    My daughter did get good at going through the night hen she was about three or four. I don’t remember. My brain is so addled with sleep deprivation. I think a real schedule helped a lot.
    I was up on night this week from 9 to 3 am. That was a nice one.

  2. My kids are horrible sleepers…the idea that you could put a kid in a crib/bed/couch/sleeping bag/etc and they just fall asleep baffles and amazes me. People who do this are like gods to me. I’ve never been able to do that with either of my children, who inevitably, throughout the night end up on top of me somehow. I always say I have bad sleepers, but I’m beginning to wonder if I’m just a bad sleep trainer…

    Good luck!

  3. As an infomercial freak, I have nothing but props for the Sham-Wow. (Reason #234 Why It Wasn’t Hard to Convince My Husband to do the Middle-of-the-Night Feedings)

  4. Oh, you two both look so tired in that video. My kiddo goes through streaks where he will sleep great for weeks and then be up at least once in the middle of the night for weeks. I can never figure out what causes the sleepless nights. I feel for you.

  5. The Roo is a good sleeper, but he has the sleep props to prove it so I think that negates him being a good sleeper. Traveling with:
    1. a sound machine
    2. a stuffed moose
    3. his ducky (blanket thingy)
    4. nightlight
    5. soft polka dot blanket
    6. Nana blanket
    and his own personal assistant is a little much. My verdict is out on Lulu. She still apparently needs to eat 6 oz. every four hours at night. What the what?!

  6. Oh. Thanks for that. I love it. A ShamWow bathmat. Practical and attractive.

    I hate the not-sleeping part of parenting. I’m sending Benadryl thoughts to your kids.

  7. So, I should have vlogged Jack and I watching your vlog. I’m sure you’d find his assessment/echo enlightening: “He doesn’t want to sleep.” and “He doesn’t want to be in the video.”
    Kids think they have all the answers.

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