Thursday, September 25, 2008

Is sleep really overrated?

My head is pounding.

I think my 3am threats to Carson that I was going to call Super Nanny is what brought it on. And also the fact that I have been home with him for the past 3 days with Jason out of town. It's been non-stop togetherness. The boy has been sick and has stayed home from school due to pink eye.

I have more of an abundance of love, patience, and compassion for him during the day, but when I am asleep and get awakened, I turn into devil mom. It reminds me of the Spongebob episode where Sandy the squirrel is hibernating during winter and Spongebob and Patrick come in and wake her up. The scene is not pretty. Sandy turns into an evil possessed squirrel and starts throwing stuff around. That was me last night, except the things being thrown around were obscenities. Yeah, I'm not proud to admit it, but in that moment of just wanting us both to get a good night's sleep I let my emotions get the best of me.

It's now a quarter to ten and Carson is still sleeping - thank goodness. I wish I could say the same. I was awakened to the sound of Luke feeding cereal to the dog at 6:45 am.

Time to start another pot of coffee.


  1. I am the SAME exact way when the kids wake me up. The worst is when I fall asleep at like 8 or 9 and one of the kids wake me up at like 9:30 and say "Mom, I can't fall asleep." or "Can I read a book in bed?", after I have said "'s time to go to bed" at LEAST 100 times. I think it is something about just falling asleep and getting comfortable and then being woke up...I get a little say the least!


  2. Ugh! I hear ya!!
    My husband hasn't been out of town, but he works his full time job and is also on grad school. We hardly see him, and I am ALWAYS with our boys! I love them to pieces, but every once in a while I need a person over the age of 4 to chat with! And help me clean up. :)

    It always seems, too, that they wake us JUST as we've fallen asleep. I hate that.


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