Tell me WHY when you can almost guarantee your kids will sleep through the night, YOU don’t! Lately the only guarantee I have is that I will be awake at 2 am with my brain racing through every possible pointless thought possible. Insomnia! I can now add that to daily life, awesome.
A scene from my 2:00 am brain show the other night…
Why does my elbow hurt, it’s probably from the water I drank at the restaurant. I probably got an amoeba from it. It’s probably because the cook just got back from some foreign country and passed the bug into my water and now I’m going to be on that “monsters inside of me” show. I wonder what shirt I would wear? I have literally NOTHING to wear. I need to go shopping. Everything I ever buy is for the kids. I should do something for me. Crap, I wonder if I took Ava’s lunch out of her backpack. I need to pack her healthier lunches. I should go on Pinterest and look for ideas. Omg look at this baby penguin video! Watch the baby penguin video. End scene!
Not only those thoughts but somehow 500 other things pop into my head! My brain can work so fast at 2,3 in the morning it’s insane! It is like all these slides are set up and just shuffling nonstop, instantly! The second I wake up, the show starts! I need to start jotting down these amazing ideas that come about in the middle of the night. I really think some of them are genius! The problem is I’m too tired to remember half of them!
When I do get back to sleep, it feels like it’s for 7 seconds and it’s time to waddle to the coffee.
The coffee does eventually kick in. Then it’s off to the races! Every mom knows that you can’t get time off! Do you honestly think the littles have any clue how crappy you slept, better yet they don’t care! You are now the snack bitch, entertainment, butt wiping expert, snuggle monster, servant, cleaning lady, cook, chauffeur and everything else wrapped up in the word MOM! I absolutely cherish all of my little monkeys…but man I just wish I could SLEEP!
Lynnaya — Mom of Elly Mae, Ava, & Eli