OK, so I fell asleep at an embarrassingly early hour last night (while reading a bed time story to my daughter) and then got up in the middle of the night, causing me to have a terrible time falling back to sleep. This mother is not done venting on this subject. The fact that my husband needs and often gets exactly eight hours of sleep a night blows my mind. If I could get that many hours of sleep a night, every night, I would honestly not know what to do with myself. I would probably start another consulting business or patent all the ideas that have come to me when I was up at night, trying relentlessly to get back to sleep. I recently was blessed with seven hours of straight sleep. The next morning, I went for a run, did laundry, made homemade pancakes for my kids, made their lunches, worked several billable hours (without checking Facebook once) and didn’t feel like dog poo all day. Uninterrupted sleep: what a concept.
Sound asleep by 7:45 p.m.
19 Monday Dec 2011
Jackie Hennessey said:
Maureen – Those 7 hours of sleep? It was a GIFT. A fluke. A temporary pause. I signed permission slips, made school lunches, fed the dog, made pancakes and wrote out Christmas cards while my husband was still sleeping two days ago. And I was going on 5 hours of sleep and about 25 candy kisses. God bless America.
Men have a gift…the ability to fall asleep mid-sentence, stay asleep while the dogs pace the floor at 2am to go out, and continue thru the wee hours while I make breakfasts and school lunches, sign permission slips and make checks out to the PTO…And they wonder why we drink coffee and eat chocolate!
And btw, the 7 hours straight sleep for you the other night?…that’s right … I’m jealous!