Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Desperately Seeking Slumber

I've been staying up super late lately because I just can't seem to get myself to sleep.

I've tried shutting off the TV, turning the television volume down really low, reading a crappy book in hopes of boring myself to death and watching the same movie over and over and over and over again because (1) it's Remember Me and I really like it and (2) usually when I sit down to watch something I've seen several times before, my body usually falls into an insta-coma.  Much to my chagrin, nothing has seemed to work.

My kids and husband have all been in bed before 8:30 rolls around, so I can't even blame my inability to sleep on them.  It's almost like, since coming home from The Land of the CornHuskers, my body has out right refused to return to following the East Coast Time Zone, instead, I'm stuck in Mountain Time- whether I want to be there or not.

Now this would all work out GREAT---- if the kids were on board.  But as of 3 days ago, both their bodies have seemed to adjust magnificently well.  Come 7AM, my Lydie bird is singing her little heart out to the tune of MAAAAAAHMAAAA!  MAMA!  MAMAMAMAMAMAMAMA! and really, my head just hit the pillow 5 hours previous. 

What would be really great would be if I could just GO TO FUCKING SLEEP at a half decent hour that way I would have more then 10 minutes of patience to spread throughout the day.  By the time Jeremy comes strolling through the door at 2:30 in the afternoon I'm down to that one last minute and then he does something stupid like close a door too hard or walk though the house like he's wearing lead shoes and inevitably wakes the baby up. 

Clearly the man has not an ounce of daintiness in him.

Anyway, so I'm just here to moan, groan and overall complain to you about the fact that I can't seem to fall asleep at night, which makes my parenting skills a little less then awesome and my usual role of The Sweet Wife is currently being replaced by Who's the Queen Bitch?

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to lay in my bed and remain WIDE A-FUCKING-WAKE for a few more hours. Until I find my happy place again, why don't you take a look at my 2 adorable children as they stalked followed the ducks at one of our local parks.


  1. While you are up tonight, try reading this:

    I'm sure your family will appreciate tip #21: Play an instrument before sleeping, and please tell me if you try #43!

  2. your subconscious is telling you to buy a house here and make the move permanent! :-P