Sunday, September 07, 2008

I'm way too tired to even come up with a half-way decent title for this post

12 nights. That's how long its been since we've slept. 12 nights. I wasn't keeping track but tonight I checked my comment on this post and recalled groaning the next morning for having the audacity to put our good luck in print.

It's hard, this no sleep thing. But we just keep pushing on. What else can we do? We still have to parent. We still have jobs and obligations and social commitments (most of which I've neglected terribly!!). The hardest thing for me is trying not to be overly dramatic. About everything. Running on 2, 3, 4 hours of sleep a night will make you start to wonder why you never realized before how much you really have to despair over. I totally see why sleep deprivation is an effective form of torture. Throw a three year old into the mix and it is enough to make you kind of wish you were living in Guantanamo Bay.

After years and years we still don't know why this no-sleep stuff happens or what to do to make it better. That's hard, too. But I'm ready now for this bad run to be over. I NEED it to be over. So: gods of sleep? If you're listening? Please, please, please throw some of your magic our way.

5 comments:

Frogs' mom said...

I'm sending sleep vibs your way.

Have you tried melatonin? I also have friends who moved on to Tryptophan after the melatonin stopped working.

Niksmom said...

Damn but I feel your pain. No, REALLY, I feel your pain! I tink the sleep gods are just PMS-ing or something. I did the same jinx-myself thing recently and it has been hell.

Can we slip the sleep gods a mickey? (Can we slip our kids a mickey?? JK)

Special Needs Mama said...

I echo melatonin. But probably you've already tried it? I was known to resort to a Tylenol PM at times too. Bad, I know, but it worked.

cottontales said...

You know I feel ya! Maybe we should set up a 2 am chat room haha! Although, I don't think you want to know what I say at 2 am. The tide will turn, hang in there.

Anonymous said...

Here's what you do:
1. Make sure the exterior doors and windows are locked so the kids can't get out. Lock up all poisons.
2. Make sure you have a good lock on your bedroom door.
3. Buy good earplugs and a white-noise machine.
4. Put the kids to bed and tell them it's time to sleep.
5. Go in your room, lock the door and sleep.